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Petite Sirah catching on in PNW

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One of the most robust red wines you’re likely to run across is Petite Sirah.

Grown primarily in California, Petite Sirah is a French variety that is a cross of Syrah and Peloursin, an obscure grape. It was discovered in the 1860s by botanist François Durif, and the grape can go by “Petite Sirah” or “Durif.”

Petite Sirah gets its name because the actual grapes are small, even though the resulting wine tends to be big, bold and tannic. Because…

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