Schuetz Oles Rattlesnake Vyd. Petite Sirah 1998

Petite Sirah from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 23966
  • 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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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