Plaisance Ranch Petite Sirah 2017
What do you get when you pair a nineteenth-century French botanist with a love of wine? The Durif grape—the real name of Petite Sirah, a love-child of Syrah and science. Depending on your sources, Durif either chanced upon this new varietal growing in his nursery, or he planned the cross-pollination. Whatever happened in the past, in the present, we get to enjoy the fruit of intention—which tastes a bit like blackberries and serendipity.