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2000 Cellar Petite Sirah

2000 Cellar Select Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Classic pepper and spice aromas with concentrated blackberry fruit and cassis. Bold flavors of briary fruit, American Oak and hints of black licorice. Full bodied with big, extracted flavors and tannins, its fun to drink now with roasted or grilled red meats, though a few years of bottle aging will reward the wine lover. GOLD MEDAL & BEST OF CLASS 2004 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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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