Vinum Cellars Petite Sirah/Zinfandel (6)

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Hurrah for Sirah! (and Zinfandel)

More varieties than the Earth has moons.

Woot is proud to offer two great wines from Vinum Cellars:

2009 Petite Sirah – The petite Sirah is quite popular nowadays, but that hasn’t always been the case. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, much larger full-size Sirahs quickly grew in popularity. Wine drinkers were attracted by the size, convenience, and supposed safety of such models. Full-size Sirahs kept getting bigger and bigger, to the point where it wasn’t uncommon to find vintages that got gas mileage in the single digits. Toward the latter half of the decade their popularity began to decline, which was greatly hastened by the 2008 financial crisis. Full-size Sirahs became a symbol of unnecessary excess, and their sales today are at an all-time low. The petite Sirah is once again in vogue, viewed as a sensible wine for more cautious times.

2011- California Zinfandel – This one tastes like fruit.