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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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Fetzer Red Crimson 2010

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    A very interesting blend. Smooth, nice intensity, jammy fruit. Not very exiciting however. Good wine.read the full review at: http://piecesdevin.blogspot.nl/2014/06/fetzer-crimson-red-blend-2010.html Read More

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  • You can tell I'm not very busy, today.  I'm responding within ... ... ... I haven't seen their Petite Sirah on any store shelf.  If somebody here reports that this is a wine that needs my attention, maybe I will order a few bottles on-line from them.Funny thing, I was using Wine Searcher.  I checked again for that Chappellet Cervantes.  Again,... Read More

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  • I enjoyed a few glasses of this 2010 Paradise Ridge Red Blend 'The ... ... Syrah blend (35% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, 29% Zinfandel, and 5% Merlot) was quite tasty.&nbs Read More

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  • After graduating from medical school and before beginning indentured service as ... up a bottle of the Rose and Petite Sirah (Overall I found the Petite Sirahs from Dry Creek Valley to be outstanding).Ferrari-CaranoBeautiful gardens and excellent wines. Atmosphere is kind of Vegas-esque with lots of marble and opulence (evidently the owner is a... Read More

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  • I toured Whitton Ranch, where the Geyserville fruit comes from, last year with ... of Zin, Carignane, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mataro, Alicante Bouschet and others.  Quite a historic spot for sure. Pics are on my dead iPad but I might be able to fish a couple off my phone. Nope , I had to substitute this shot of David with 100 year old Carignane a... Read More

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  • Fields Family Wines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

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    Watermelon seeds greet the nose which is rather tight and earthy with aromas of hot, dry soil and cactus pads adding detail to the dark mulberry and raspberry aromas. Nicely bright on entry with an early edge of sweetness and a voluptuous feel. This features lots of clear black plum and candied black raspberry fruit on the palate and shows a mod... Read More

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  • Fields Family Wines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2011

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    Fairly intense aromas of loamy earth, plums, ink and violets greet the nose. This really does have an almost floral extract on the nose. Rich and moderately chewy in the mouth, there are some attractively ripe tannins here supporting flavors that are a bit plummy with hints of of chocolate and lots of Provençal herb accents making this almost C... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • When we talk about Zinfandel we often tend to focus on those most familiar to ... 44% Zinfandel, 39% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon Lots of earthy aromas greet the nose with hints of fresh herb and rare beef accenting the core of dark berry fruit that is topped with gently floral oak perfumes. Lovely, tense and fresh on entry wi... Read More

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  • Vigilance Cimarron Vineyard Lake County 2011

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    A blend of 44% Zinfandel, 39% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon Lots of earthy aromas greet the nose with hints of fresh herb and rare beef accenting the core of dark berry fruit that is topped with gently floral oak perfumes. Lovely, tense and fresh on entry with mineral and oak accented red fruit, and bitter cherry flavors. Supple ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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