Information About Petit Syrah Wines Is At The End Of This Page
|Bogle Vineyards Petit Syrah California 2009||$7.95|
|Concannon Vineyard Conservancy Petit Syrah Livermore Valley 2008||$9.95|
|Renwood Petit Syrah Lodi 2007||$9.95|
Petit Syrah are rich red wines, separate from the Syrah/Shiraz wine set. They are descended from the Duriff Rhone grape of France. For most of its history, Petite Syrah were only used to blend into other wines. They gained a lot of attention in the 1970s because of the general red wine push, and because of their full, tannic taste.
Petite Syrah is predominantly planted in California, where it does well. Petites are anything but Petite - they tend to be big, strong, muscular, and, well, purple.
Typical flavors include plum, raspberry, blackberries, and black pepper. The wine tends to go well with stronger meats - game, beef, lamb, and spicy sauces. Petite Syrah can be drunk fresh from the bottle or aged for a more mellow flavor - its high tannin content makes long aging worthwhile.