Petite Sirah

 

Name of varietal: Petite Sirah
 
Common synonyms: Durif, Petit Syrah, Petit Sirah, Petite Syrah (and other combinations thereof)
 
Parentage of the grape: Peloursin and Syrah from Rhone, France
 
History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a separate descendant. It was developed in the 1870s by a French horticulturalist, Francois Durif, who crossed Peloursin and Syrah in attempts to create a hybrid that was resistant to the powdery mildew (Oidium) epidemic. But it failed to meet quality standards and was still susceptible to bunch rot so it never quite caught on except as a blending grape. In the 1880s, California wine-maker Charles Melver planted it in his Mission San José vineyard and is credited as being the first to change its name from Durif to Petite Syrah. From there, the grape gained local popularity, particularly in the 1940s when efforts were made to produce wines with bolder flavor Read more »

View More

Popular Petite Sirah wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Page 1 of 313

Petite Sirah on Snooth

  • Michael David Winery Petite Petit 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Chariot Gypsy Red NV

    Snoothrank:

    Unbelievably smooth, dry but not drying, peppery finish.. Awesome. Buy it at Trader Joes Read More

    Wine review by reneeannbutler


  • JD, have to say that the '04 Medici pinot was pretty stellar, next up would ... ... there was the durif, aka petite sira Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR


  • Caliza Paso Robles Cohort 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Thick and rich ripe blackberry and black cherry aromas with some earth and leather on the nose and a dash of black pepper with a touch of heat. Very smooth on the entry followed by a bite of tannin filling the mouth with some cranberry and black cherry. Some licorice sneaks in behind blueberry as the tannins linger well into the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Red Velvet 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by JessiTrouble


  • Parducci Petite Sirah Reserve True Grit 2012

    Snoothrank:

    This is definitely a food wine due to the extreme dryness. Well balanced, full bodied, nice strong finish. I liked it with steak. It was overly dry solo. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Today I received the e-mail solicitation from Under the Wire.  I was in ...  You want to try some Petite Sirah?""Well, sure."From here on out I'm pretty sure we were completely off script.  Darek found a bottle of PS, opened it and tasted it.  He gave us a technical description why his PS will not take decades to be drinkable (which, of course... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Vezer Family Vineyard Estate Petite Sirah 2006

    Snoothrank:

    This is a big red wine. Fruit forward and jammy. This is velvety and opulent. Read More

    Wine review by lesbells


  • 1995 Nalle Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel x21998 Limerick Lane Collins Vineyard ... ... Amphora Mounts Vineyard Petite Sirah2002 Joseph Swan Stellwagen Vineyard Zinfandel x22003 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Bodega Rancho Que Syrah 1. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 324443outthere 324443 outthere


  • We're heading to Portland for our annual visit with our son in July. We already have a VRBO in Newberg rented for our weekend. On the list of downtown wineries/wine bars within walking distance are:Anam Cara CellarsChehalem Tasting RoomArtisanal Wine CellarsFox Farm Vineyards (wine bar)Longplay WineDark Horse Wine BarCliff Creek Tasting RoomPurp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR


  • Fife Petite Syrah Port { Redhead Vineyards } 1995 Wonderful !!!! At Grocery Outlet for $4.99 A STEAL !!!

    Comment by 642274pswine101 642274 pswine101


1 2 3 4 5  ...  313 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Petite Sirah wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network