Guenoc Seprentine Meadow Petite Sirah 1996

Petite Sirah from North Coast, California

$46.49 $42.99
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Item No. 28559
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Deep purple-black color and delicate aromas of black cherry and coffee anticipate huge mouth-filling flavors of loganberry, boysenberry, blackberries and chocolate within a rich tannin coat. Earthy mineral notes, extending into a seemingly endless finish, reflect noble breeding and elegance. This is truly a worthy child of Guenoc's serpentine terroir.

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Located 90 miles north of San Francisco, the 23,000 acre Guenoc Estate, claiming some of the oldest vineyards in California, includes the most northwestern area of Napa Valley, all of Guenoc Valley, and the southern extremes of Lake County. From 1888 to 1906 the Guenoc Estate was owned by internationally famous actress and vintner Lillie Langtry, who vowed to make claret of the...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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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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