“P” grape entries

Petite Sirah

Is it related to Syrah? Is it not related to Syrah? Well, about the only thing that most experts will agree upon is that Petite Sirah is the term used for a collection of grapes found widely in California and South America, and that they are responsible for heavy and tannic wines full of currants and pepper. There has been DNA tests both proving and disproving that it is identical to the Durif varietal that is now becoming scarce in France.

For a long time Petite Sirah was responsible in California for "jug" style wines, but the combination of older vines and heavy tannins have given the Petite Sirah in the warmer regions of California a new life along with most other Rhône varietals. This is related in some part to the resurgence of Syrah. Also found throughout Argentina.

Grape Color


Wines (16)

Peirano Estates Shiraz Lodi Peirano Estates 2006 Lodi Red
ONX Wine Mourvèdre California Briarwood Vineyard 2008 California Red
ONX Wine Petite Sirah California Briarwood Vineyard 2008 California Red
Lava Cap Winery Petite Sirah, from Lava Cap's California Vineyards 2006 California Red
Clay Station Petite Sirah Lodi 2005 Lodi Red
Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2005 Napa Valley Red
Vinum Cellars PETS Petite Sirah Clarksburg Wilson Vineyard 2006 Clarksburg Red
MoniClaire Vineyards Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley Estate 2005 Dry Creek Valley Red
MoniClaire Vineyards Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2003 Dunnigan Hills Red
Four Vines "Heretic" Paso Robles 2004 Paso Robles Red
Foppiano Reserve Petite Sirah Russian River Valley 2001 Russian River Valley Red
Elyse Petite Sirah Rutherford 2004 Rutherford Red
Elyse Nero Misto Red 2004 California Red
Guenoc Petite Sirah Guenoc Valley 2001 Guenoc Valley Red
Bogle Vineyards Petite Syrah California 2003 California Red
Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah California 2001 California Red