2016 Fossil Canyon Lodi Petite Sirah
This delightful wine offers notes of blackberry, jammy red fruit, baking spice, black cherry and chocolate.
Country: United States
Brand: Fossil Canyon
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Item #: 44581
About This Wine:
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.