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2009 David Bruce Central Coast Petite Sirah, California, USA

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $21

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Price History for 2009 David Bruce Central Coast Petite Sirah, California, USA
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Grape Variety

Petite Sirah (or Durif) is a black-skinned grape variety, with Petite Sirah being its North and South American name. In the rest of the world it is generally known as Durif, named after its discoverer, Dr. Francois Durif.

From the Rhone in 1880, Dr. Durif released his new grape to the world after he noticed a natural crossing (most likely due to cross-pollination) from one of his Peloursin vines. The name Petite Sirah first appeared in Californian wine literature four years later, but as a blanket term for several dark-skinned grape varieties (including Durif). It was not until 1996 that Californian ampleographers identified Durif’s other parent as Syrah. This was an important revelation, but not surprising given ...more

  • The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to generalize about wine-growing conditions. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the most important grapes planted in the region, but Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and ...more

  • California is the largest and most important wine region in the United States. Occupying the southern two-thirds of the country's west coast (Oregon and Washington make up the rest), it spans almost ten degrees of latitude and 850 miles (1370km) of coast...more

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