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Petite Sirah "Dreamer" Paso Robles

Petite Sirah "Dreamer" Paso Robles Wine Details

Description: If you've ever dreamed of a Petite Sirah that had it all, this is your wine. The 2005 vintage is bold yet velvety, intense yet balanced -- a testament to the remarkable fruit grown at little Catherine's Vineyard between Paso Robles and Creston. Aromas of violets and blueberry anticipate juicy, luscious flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, mocha and vanilla bean. The texture is deep and silky, finishing with sweet, supple tannins and lingering blueberry accents.

Varietal Definition
Petite Sirah:
Petite Sirah is the same as the French variety known as Durif, a cross of Peloursin, with the true Syrah. A French nurseryman, Dr. Fran├žois Durif, propagated the grape trying for resistance to powdery mildew and named it after himself, in the 1870s. Petite Sirah has long been an important blending grape, prized primarily for its deep color and fairly intense tannin. It is the variety most often chosen to blend into Zinfandel for added color, complexity, body, and to tone down the tendency of Zins toward "jammy" fruit.


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