Winemakers are often at a loss to explain why Petite Sirah, with its devout, cultlike following, isn't more popular with the general public. Still, this dense, hearty, muscular, inky-black red wine is enjoying an unprecedented surge in admiration among those who know it best, thanks to a run of great vintages and vastly improved winemaking.
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