Kempton Clark Petite Sirah 2000

Petite Sirah from California

Item No. 57279
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Vintage: 1999 was our finest vintage ever, through during the unusually cold winter, it didn't look promising. Frost hit the Dunnigan Hills for the first time in 17 years,and initially we feared a substantial loss to the crop. Spring however was mild,with light rains; summer was perfect, with daytimes in the high 80s to low 90s, and night temperatures in the mid 50s. Mild, dry weather was the rule for fall, and with no fear of rain damage, grapes hung on the vines until optimum ripeness. Taste: Lush, aromatic crushed raspberry and blackberry flavors are underscored with subtle oak and a dash of black pepper. The tannins are full yet balanced. Serving suggestions for this hearty red: pork adobo, chicken chipotle, or vindaloo lamb curry.

Learn About Kempton Clark

Kempton Clark is a brand of the R.H. Phillips Winery dedicated solely to producing Zinfandel. Using grapes selected from vineyards from Mendocino to Cucamonga Valley, Kempton Clark showcases California's heritage varietal.

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home 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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