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October 2004
Send in the Clones
The Petite Sirah Heritage Clone Committee is documenting the history of California's Petite Sirah plantings in hopes of identifying those with the best winemaking attributes.
by Bob Ecker
"They say the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step," said University of California, Davis department chair for Viticulture and Enology, Dr. James Wolpert. "And that's what we're doing here." Wolpert was a speaker at the 2004 Petite Sirah Noble Symposium and was referring to the larval stages of a new Petite Sirah Heritage Clone vineyard being developed for this up-and-coming grape varietal.A Petite Sirah steering committee has been formed to create a Heritage Clonal Vineyard, si...
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