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 »

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  • This is a report I adapted from my recap on WB. Unfortunately a few guests fell ... I said, who wants to try a Petite Sirah? I really wanted to open this 1983 Louis J. Foppiano RRV Petite Sirah chiming in at a mere 12.5abv so out came the cork. This was probably the most surprising wine of the night. It poured like a Pinot Noir with a cranberry... Read More

    Forum post in the topic You shoulda been there, Old... by 324443outthere 324443 outthere


  • Spellbound Petite Sirah California 2010

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Block No. 45 Petite Sirah California 2006

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  • Lot 205 Petite Syrah 2007

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  • The Buccaneer Petite Sirah 2010

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  • As a rule of thumb I decant every wine bottle north of $50 for at least 45 mins. During the 45 mins we usually enjoy half a glass of a daily drinker to get our palate ready for the really good stuff. Thoughts on this approach would be great? What's your approach other than PNP.....   Read More

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  • Geisha Red

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    Notes of peppered black cherry on the nose; dark berries on the palate. Jammy, but not overpowering. Great value. Read More

    Wine review by onegirloneglassoneworld


  • David Akiyoshi Petite Sirah Clarksburg 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection -Dark, Dense, and Ink in the Glass. Opens with very ripe peach and sherry, on to a plum and rhubarb reduction/compote, then bright strawberry and cherry with a background scent of musk and earth. Still young, with it seems, plenty of aging potential. Bright Tannins and Acidity, with chocolate, black pepper, and clove, wit... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Ctrl/DescriptonYearPricetotalOpus One1997300300Opus one1999300300Opus ... creek Estate Petite Sirah20123060Dry Creek Saillor Red Wine Special Reserve20129090Dry creek Pinot Noir20134080Dry Creek Endeavor Cab Sau20115555Leonesse Cab Sau2005100100Luce Toscana2000100100Storybook Estate Reserve Zinfandel20129090Storybook Estate Reserve Zinfandel201... Read More

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  • Have small collection of wine to sell, 205 bottles, includes vintage opus one, Joseph Phelps, Storybook, Cakebread, Turnbull, Shafer Hillside select, Schrader Kalon, Amuse Bouche, Stags Leap and more Read More

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