I found myself at a wine making event at High Country Home Brew and we tasted 5 wines (paired with great food) While I was expecting to most love the wine that contained Cabernet Franc, a long favorite, I found to my surprise that it was a Petite Sirah that captivated my taste buds!
Then later this week while at lunch, they happened to feature a Petite Sirah. And it was as good or better than I remembered. Then I bought a bottle (okay 3) and opened it a few nights ago. Completely enjoyable. It’s so dark and rich and spicy. I have never even tried this grape before and am now in love.
I looked the variety up in Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible and found out that Petite Sirah’s background is obscure and may be a blend/cross cultivation of a few cultivars.
Whatever it’s heritage, it seems I am tasked with the arduous job of procuring as many different bottles as I can and tasting them all so that I can become fully educated. I promise to give it my fierce attention!!!