Greg Norman Estates California Estates Petite Sirah 2005

Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California

Item No. 94164
  • red wine
  • W&S88
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Winemaker's Notes

I have always had a passion for this varietal, so was pleased when Greg proposed we make this wine. I've made plenty of Petite Sirah in the past, but it was generally used as a blender in other reds that needed a bit of color or tannin boost. A stand-alone varietal is much more intriguing to make, and I whole-heartedly agreed with Greg's choice of Paso Robles for the appellation. I've worked with fruit from this region before, and have been impressed with its balance of concentrated fruit flavors and firm tannin backbone.

The finished wine has scents of violet and raspberry. A taste brings to mind a thick slice of juicy blackberry pie, but also shows plum and dried fruit. It is rich and lush, and has just the right amount of spiciness in the finish.

"Grippy, chewy tannins provide structure and contrast to the soft black plum in this dense red. It has the concentration and depth to handle smoky barbecued pork." 88 Points
Wine & Spirits
June 2009

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Greg Norman's passion for fine wine was the genesis of Greg Norman Estates - a collection of wines produced from some of the finest growing regions in Australia, California and Argentina. While his well-documented wins on the golf course have assured his place in golf history, off the course, Greg's passion and enthusiasm for wine and his zest and dedication for living well have combined to create a stunning collection of high-quality wines from some of his favorite parts of the world.

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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