Lorca Petit Sirah 1997
Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
The Petite Sirah varietal excels in Northern California, most notably in Calistoga. A portion of this wine came from Rattlesnake Acres, which is located in Calistoga. The remaining fruit came from St. Helena. The caliber of the '97 Petite Sirah fruit was very high, resulting in the distinctive, formidable wine. Cooperage: French oak.
View all Lorca WinesIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.