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.
- 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.
7 recipes match for this wine.
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