Schuetz Oles Petite Sirah 1999

Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 46555
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The Rattlesnake Acres Petite Sirah is located on a beautiful rocky hillside in Calistoga. Forty years ago, tiki parties and beatnik poetry readings were in full swing. Salads involving combinations of mayonnaise, fruit jello and canned vegetables were featured prominently in the best homes. It was during this auspicious time that the Rattlesnake Acres Petite Sirah Vineyard was born. These vines produce minute quantities of the infamous "dangerously red" wine. The demesne of Roy Enderlin and his cigars have been in his family since the turn of the century. Violets, pepper, vanilla and berries. Deep dark color, voluptuous and lusty, with a lingering pungent finish. Alcohol: 13.5 by volume

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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