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2016 Fossil Canyon Lodi Petite Sirah

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This delightful wine offers notes of blackberry, jammy red fruit, baking spice, black cherry and chocolate.

Varietal: Petite Sirah Vintage: 2016
Brand: Fossil Canyon
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62 Ratings (3.2/5.0) Rating: 4 Buy It Again Score (77%) Rate this wine
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About This Wine

For many years, vines covered with Petite Sirah grapes could be found all around California’s Napa Valley.

Toward the end of the 20th century, however, many Petite Sirah vineyards were replaced with Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet matched up perfectly with Napa Valley’s climate, land values in California were rising, and Cabernet-based wines could command a higher price than Petite Sirah. So, PS plantings moved inland to areas such as the Lodi district, east of San Francisco.

The one thing you should know about Petite Sirah is that it’s neither “petite” nor “Syrah.” It’s an entirely different grape, which outside America is known as Durif. Petite Sirah is one of the most powerful and tannic wines made in the United States, and has the potential to be aged for decades.

The 2016 Fossil Canyon Petite Sirah is a deeply hued, dense and delicious wine that’s perfect for pairing with your favorite barbecued fare.

About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah can be described as black peppery, but can mostly be described as "vinous" and, agreeable, pleasant, and sometimes delicious, not highly distinctive. Wines made from Petite Sirah age slowly and can survive fairly long cellaring of ten years or more.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:Petite Sirah and Other Red Varieties
  • Grape Source:California’s Lodi District
  • Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Jammy Red Fruit, Baking Spice, Black Cherry and Chocolate
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2025
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:barbecued fare or slow-roasted meats.

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3.2/ 5.0
Rating: 4

62 Ratings


    • Rating: 4

    unusual taste we enjoyed it

    11/10/2018 Kenneth D.
    • Clearwater, FL
    • Rater Rank 447
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Very good cigar wine

    10/14/2018 Rodney N.
    • Vienna, VA
    • Rater Rank 174
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    my favorite in this shipment, smooth

    10/09/2018 Larry &Amp; Roberta R.
    • Clarksville, TN
    • Rater Rank 236
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Good balance and smooth

    9/30/2018 Karen S.
    • Bemidji, MN
    • Rater Rank 357
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Perfect flavors.

    9/29/2018 Roxanne P.
    • New Rochelle, NY
    • Rater Rank 101
    • Number of Ratings 15
    • Average 4.1
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    nice, a little strong on the end

    9/16/2018 Kermit Q.
    • Alexandria, VA
    • Rater Rank 339
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    My husband and I both loved this one. Would definitely buy it again if it was available.

    8/29/2018 Carillon O.
    • Eatonton, GA
    • Rater Rank 987
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


7 recipes match for this wine.

  • Boeuf Bourgogne This family-sized recipe hails from the Burgundy region of France. It matches beautifully with California Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel. Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
  • Grilled Figs With Gorgonzola Summer may be waning, but the grilling season continues. Petite Sirah, Zinfandela bold red blend would match nicely with this dish, which makes a wonderful starter course. This recipe makes enough to fill a party pass-around platter... Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
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