Fife Redhead Vineyard Petite Syrah 1999

Petite Sirah from Russian River, California

Price: $32.99
Item No. 37569
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

Although this petite syrah is neither petite nor syrah, it is a perfect example of our goal for this variety - sensual, velvety, and deeply flavorful. This wine possesses a dense, twilight-purple color, a bouquet suffused with blackberries, exotic spices, and black pepper notes, and a lavishly rich palate. Longer than usual for petite syrah with ripe tannins that melt in your mouth.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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