Petite Sirah

Durif is a variety of red wine grape primarily grown in Australia, California, France, and Israel. Since the end of the 20th century, wineries located in Washington's Yakima River Valley, Maryland, Arizona, West Virginia, Chile, Mexico's Baja Peninsula, and Ontario's Niagara Peninsula have also produced wines from Durif grapes. It is the main grape known in the U.S. and Israel as Petite Sirah, with over 90% of the California plantings labeled "Petite Sirah" being Durif grapes; the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recognizes "Durif" and "Petite Sirah" as interchangeable synonyms referring to the same grape. It produces tannic wines with a spicy, plummy flavour.
Posts about Petite Sirah
    • 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Texas Results

      After receiving 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world and presented by BevMo!, released their results. Following are the Texas wineries who won medals. WineryClassVintageAVAVineyardVarietalPriceAward Becker Vineyards439 A _ Rhone Blends2013Texas Hill CountryPrairie Rotie$21.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 12 readers -
    • Fifty Shades of Grey: Opération Charme

      L’opération de marketing pour souligner la sortie du film en est une d’envergure. Parmi la myriade d’efforts de marketing, tous plus créatifs les uns que les autres, la SAQ met en vente à partir d’hier (sur, le 22 janvier en tablettes) le vin rouge Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin. J’ai eu la chance de mettre la main sur une bouteille en primeur.

      Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 5 readers -
    • Artezin Dry Creek Valley and Mendocino County Zinfandel - Zin At Its Best

      BULK BUY! Zintastic! The 2012 Artezin Mendocino County Zinfandel and the 2011 Artezin Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Dry Creek Valley (DCV) is one of our favorite spots for Zinfandel, but it's not necessarily a place to find amazing value on this variety. Since we're all about getting a great deal, in addition to today's Saturday Splurge on a fantastic Zin from DCV we've also got ...

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 5 readers -
  • Coppola Director’s Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012

    … The Coppola Director’s Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012 is 80% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards with 40 to 80 year vines located in the Dry Creek Valley AVA inside Sonoma County in Northern California. Dry Creek Valley is 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean which gives the region cool evenings and mornings to contrast…

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 8 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Teldeschi 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the F. Teldeschi Winery 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna red blend. F. Teldeschi is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley appellation. The family has 70 acres under vine planted to Zinfandel, which the area is well-known for, along with Petite Sirah, Carignane, some…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Dec 29, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

    … 2005 Copain Syrah Harrison Clarke 2009 Foncalieu Côtes du Rhône Villages St. Gervais La Réserve du Crouzau 2010 Treasure Hunter Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Panjanatan Paso Robles 2008 Big Basin Vineyards Odeon 2008 Villa Creek Avenger 2007 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah Due to ongoing unpacking and organizing from our move and the holiday…

    Cliff's Wine Picks- 5 readers -
  • Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hometown Foods #SundaySupper

    … Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. It has a juicy, smooth, fruit forward character with exotic dark fruit and vanilla character Crockpot Cincinnati Chili by Palatable Pastime Pasties by Recipes Food and Cooking Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” by PancakeWarriors Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas with Chile con Carne by The Texan…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 13 readers -
  • 2012 Post & Vine Testa Vineyard Old Vine Field Blend

    …Rebekah Wineburg of Buccella and Erica Kinkaid of Rudd started this project, which collects the best of this site in the Redwood Valley of Mendocino County... the wine is a blend of Zinfandel and Carignane, with support from some Petite Sirah... and its a rustic take on Ms Wineburg's work at Buccella, most notably in the nose, which presents…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine- 5 readers -

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    Vintage Texas Blog- 7 readers -
  • Celebrity Wine [Part 6]

    … don’t hesitate to comment if you’ve tasted it. Yao Ming is a [young] retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets. In addition to his 7 feet and 6 inches of basketball awesomeness, his economics degree from his native China are putting him in a stronger position to start a new career in the wine industry…

    Wine Ponder in Cabernet Sauvignon Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Third Thursday-Wine World-Jan. 15

    …): Sauvion Vouvray 2013 Duetorri Pinot Grigio 2013 J Lohr Chardonnay “Riverstone” 2013 Gérard Bertrand Pinot Noir 2013 Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Murphy-Goode Homefront Red 2011 Here are the detailed wine notes: Sauvion Vouvray 2013 | Loire Valley, France A beautiful Loire Valley Chenin Blanc with floral and mineral aromas. Its bright flavors…

    Dennis Sodomka/ 4 readers -
  • Organic Winners from the 2015 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

    … Champagne varieties of Pinot Noir/Chardonnay, substituting Colombard and Sangiovese instead. Campovida scored well for some of its fine wines, as did Sonoma's lesser known Martorana Vineyards in Dry Creek and Petroni Vineyards on Moon Mountain. Madonna Estate in Napa, run by an old Italian family, won a Double Gold for its Dolcetto ($35) and Lodi star…

    Pam Strayer/ Organic Wines Uncorked- 6 readers -
  • Guest Post: #Vinopanion Roy Jurgens visits Paso Robles

    … before – at Il Cortile – I had had some of her grenache blanc, which turned out to be fortunate as she is all out of it now. While here I could taste her Viognier (as we started at 10.30 I can definitively state that this is an excellent breakfast wine). Also, of course, her deservedly well reviewed Carignans. The 2010 comes from old vines…

    Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion- 4 readers -
  • Dusted Valley Vintners 2012 Stained Tooth Syrah, Columbia Valley, $32

    … Chad Johnson’s dentist dad told his winemaking son, “Life is too short to stain your teeth on cheap wine,” and these Wisconsin imports embrace that approach year after year. This vintage, they branched out from straight Syrah to include Mourvédre (10%) and Petite Sirah from StoneTree on the Wahluke Slope and Red Heaven off Red Mountain…

    Great Northwest Winein Syrah- 6 readers -
  • Are You a Curious Wine Beast?

    … with a series of animal and human skeletons drawn on it. I think the bottle cover itself would be a topic of discussion at a Halloween party, or a Klingon convention. The Curious Beasts Blood Red wine is an uncommon blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. Curious Beasts wrapper My review in a minute, but first…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Franc Syrah Merlot- 4 readers -
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