petite sirah

noun, often capitalized P&S
petite si·​rah | \ -sə-ˈrä How to pronounce petite sirah (audio) \
variants: or less commonly petite syrah

Definition of petite sirah

: a dry red wine of spicy fruitiness made from a grape grown chiefly in California also : the grape

Examples of petite sirah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scott Kirkpatrick never cared much for petite sirah. New York Times, 21 Oct. 2021 This juicy cabernet sauvignon captures some of California’s opulence with a velvety texture, aided by 15 percent petite sirah from Lodi rounding out the blend. Washington Post, 25 June 2021 After navigating steep switchbacks, Mr. Whitlatch reached a row of vines growing petite sirah grapes that were coated with a thin layer of white. New York Times, 18 July 2021 The new acreage is planted in different varietals, including malbec, tempranillo, merlot, mourvèdre, grenache, petite sirah and Montepulciano, all southern French or Italian varietals suited to the vineyard’s Mediterranean-style climate. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2021 The 2017 vintage of the petite sirah costs about $26, and is still considered by many to be among the best of that variety. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 This is a Rhone-style red blend of mourvèdre, petite sirah, carignan, cinsault and grenache. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2020 This is a Rhone-style red blend of mourvèdre, petite sirah, carignan, cinsault and grenache. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2020 This is a Rhone-style red blend of mourvèdre, petite sirah, carignan, cinsault and grenache. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of petite sirah

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for petite sirah

French petite syrah, literally, little syrah (a grape variety)

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The first known use of petite sirah was in 1887

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“Petite sirah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petite%20sirah. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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