Grown in Lodi, California, Petite Sirah is predominantly planted in California where it does well. The petite sirah grape creates a rich red wine and is anything but petite; they tend to be robust, full-bodied, and, well, purple. Typical flavors include plum, raspberry, blackberry, and black pepper. The wine tends to go well with stronger meats - game, beef, lamb and spicy sauces. Petite Sirah can be enjoyed young and fresh from the bottle or aged for a mellower flavor as its high tannin content makes long aging worthwhile.