Tag Archives: Petite Sirah

Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard, Livermore Valley AVA, California

Next time you are in San Francisco – or somewhere around the Bay area – here’s a winery you can plan a trip to and be at in about 2 hours. Murrieta’s Well is one of the original wineries of … Continue reading

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L.A. Cetto, Petite Sirah, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, 2011, 13.5% abv, C$17

They’ve been growing vinifera vines in Mexico since the 1500s and at one point, the King of Spain decreed that each settler would have to plant 1000 vines for each 100 natives ‘granted’ to his lands.  That’s a lot of … Continue reading

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The Crusher, Grower’s Selection, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, California, 13.9% abv, 2010

I admit I didn’t know much about Petite Sirah – I thought the name simply signaled a twist on my favourite, Syrah. In fact, it’s a French varietal that is virtually extinct there (since 2002) but that was historically grown in … Continue reading

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