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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $31.00 per bottle

Description: This wine boasts a dark purple blue color combined with an aromatic profile of cranberries, blackberries and fascinating exotic spices. The long lasting smooth and velvety finish will stay with you. From vines planted in 1885. Awards: Bronze at the 2005 California State Fair

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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