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Petite Sirah

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With its deep color, rich texture, firm tannins and bold flavors, there is nothing petite about Petite Sirah. The variety, originally known as Durif in the Rhône, took on its more popular moniker when it was imported to California from France in 1884. Since then, Petite Sirah has become known as a quintessentially Californian grape, common as a blending partner for Zinfandel, other varieties, or as a single varietal wine. It thrives in warmer locations, such as Lodi, Sonoma and Napa.

Tasting Notes for Petit Sirah

Petite Sirah is a dry, red wine. It is typically deep, dark, rich and inky with concentrated flavors of blueberry, plum, blackberry, black pepper, baking spice, leather, cigar box and chewy, chocolaty tannins.

Petit Sirah Food Pairings

Petite Sirah’s full body and bold fruit make it an ideal match for barbecue, especially brisket with a slightly sweet sauce or other rich meat dishes. The variety’s heavy tannins call for protein-rich food and strong flavors.

Sommelier Secrets for Petit Sirah

Don’t get Petite Sirah confused with Syrah—it is not, as the name might seem to imply, a smaller version of Syrah. It is, however, an offspring of Syrah (crossed with the obscure French Alpine variety, Peloursin), so the two grapes do share some genetic characteristics.

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  • Parducci True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah 2018  Front Label
    Parducci True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah 2018
    Petite Sirah from Mendocino, California
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  • J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah 2017  Front Label
    J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah 2017
    Petite Sirah from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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    • Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2017  Front Label
      Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2017
      Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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    • Parducci Small Lot Petite Sirah 2018  Front Label
      Parducci Small Lot Petite Sirah 2018
      Petite Sirah from Mendocino, California
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    • Caymus Suisun Grand Durif 2018  Front Label
      Caymus Suisun Grand Durif 2018
      Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
      • WW91
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    • Terra d'Oro Petite Sirah 2018  Front Label
      Terra d'Oro Petite Sirah 2018
      Petite Sirah from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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    • Berton Vineyards Metal Label Petite Sirah 2018  Front Label
      Berton Vineyards Metal Label Petite Sirah 2018
      Petite Sirah from South Australia, Australia
      • WW89
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    • Stokes' Ghost Petite Sirah 2016  Front Label
      Stokes' Ghost Petite Sirah 2016
      Petite Sirah from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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    • Girard Petite Sirah 2018  Front Label
      Girard Petite Sirah 2018
      Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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    • Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2016  Front Label
      Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2016
      Petite Sirah from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
      • TP90
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    • Stanton Vineyards Saint Helena Petite Sirah 2016 Front Label
      Stanton Vineyards Saint Helena Petite Sirah 2016
      Petite Sirah from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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    • Maxville Petite Sirah 2015  Front Label
      Maxville Petite Sirah 2015
      Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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    • Shannon Ridge High Elevation Petite Sirah 2019  Front Label
      Shannon Ridge High Elevation Petite Sirah 2019
      Petite Sirah from Lake County, North Coast, California
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      • Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2018  Front Label
        Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2018
        Petite Sirah from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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