Petite

McManis California Petite Sirah 2005
An approachable Petite with lots of berry fruit and a taming of the tannins. 13.5% P&B Ripon, winemakers Jeff Runquist and Mike Robustelli, $9.99 at BevMo www.mcmanisfamilyvineyards.com

Victor Hugo Paso Robles Petite Sirah 2003
13.8% P&B Templeton, the current release (2004) was aged 16 mos. in US oak, $20 at the winery www.victorhugowinery.com

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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