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Robert Foley Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2006

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For lovers of big, extracted red wines, packed with flavor and fine tannins, this is the variety for you! Not to be c...

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A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2006 Robert Foley Vineyards Petite Sirah Pepperland 750ml


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The 2006 Petite Sirah Muscleman's blue/black color is accompanied by a sweet nose of blueberries, blackberries, and background oak. Thick, juicy, rich, and highly extracted, with no bitterness, this enormously endowed Petite Sirah requires 5-6 years ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2006 Robert Foley Vineyards Petite Sirah Muscleman 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

For lovers of big, extracted red wines, packed with flavor and fine tannins, this is the variety for you! Not to be confused with Syrah…Petite Sirah was originally discovered by a French botanist Francois Durif, working at the Montpellier Viticultural Institute in southern France. He found this variety growing in a Peloursin vineyard and discovered that it had good resistance to downy mildew and named it for himself, Durif. Unfortunately, the tight clusters were prone to bunch rot and the wines that were produced were considered too big and tannic for the French palate and the variety was eliminated and is no longer found in France. It did make its way to California and other parts of the world where it is known as Petite Sirah. There is nothing “petite” about it, even the berries are very large and the wines can be enormous. The key to user friendliness is patience to allow the seeds to ripen, allowing the tannins to relax. Through genetics it was determined that this variety was the result of pollination of a Peloursin flower with Syrah pollen. With Petite Sirah mountain and valley floor vineyards producing remarkably different character in recent vintages, we just had to celebrate these different personalities and share them with our friends.

For lovers of big, extracted red wines, packed with flavor and fine tannins, this is the variety for you! Not to be confused with Syrah…Petite Sirah was originally discovered by a French botanist Francois Durif, working at the Montpellier Viticultural Institute in southern France. He found this variety growing in a Peloursin vineyard and discovered that it had good resistance to downy mildew and named it for himself, Durif. Unfortunately, the tight clusters were prone to bunch rot and the wines that were produced were considered too big and tannic for the French palate and the variety was eliminated and is no longer found in France. It did make its way to California and other parts of the world where it is known as Petite Sirah. There is nothing “petite” about it, even the berries are very large and the wines can be enormous. The key to user friendliness is patience to allow the seeds to ripen, allowing the tannins to relax. Through genetics it was determined that this variety was the result of pollination of a Peloursin flower with Syrah pollen. With Petite Sirah mountain and valley floor vineyards producing remarkably different character in recent vintages, we just had to celebrate these different personalities and share them with our friends.

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