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7 Intense California Reds

New reviews of seven Petite Sirahs from the Golden State, six of which score 90 points or more
MaryAnn Worobiec
Posted: December 27, 2010


There’s only one thing small about Petite Sirah--the size of its berries. But those small berries mean a higher skin-to-juice ratio, with extra tannins that make Petite Sirah wines so big. Petite Sirahs have a lot of personality, with a signature dense, muscular profile and inky dark color. The wines are big and bold (sometimes rustic and chewy), as evident by some recent Petite Sirahs from our blind tastings in the Napa office.


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