I have been on this planet for a shade longer than a half century since my birthday this past November. But there is a wine variety that I think is underrated that has also just turned the big 5-0 as a varietal, Petite Sirah. I even included this grape in a rough draft of my recent post about underdog wine varieties but edited it out as it has a cult following (not to mention a booster group).
You might also remember I interviewed Jim Concannon from Concannon Vineyard back in Winecast 55. He recounted how he and his brother decided to bottle Petite Sirah as a varietal back in 1961 at the request of an L.A. wine retailer. I’m glad the Concannon brothers responded to this request as the grape has been one of my favorites for the past 29 years.
Happy birthday, Petite Sirah. I love you for what you are…
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Jo Diaz says
How sweet… or dry, really. thanks to all of you being involved in this thread. And, Tim, you’re right… We’ve passed the underdog stage and moved right into cult. It’s all very exciting. Jo Diaz, founding director of PS I Love You – all…
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Nice party. I think that, you are a experienced guy. You know what is good and bad. I wish you all success.