Petite Sirah, unrelated to Syrah, is a vine with small berries which results in a bigger-bodied wine. Petite Sirah is a group of wines for people who like really rich, extracted and firm structured taste.
Monte Volpe Primo Rosso $11.00
Shhh! Two years on oak, varietals that suit the CA climate and a talented and down to earth winemaker result in a wonderful everyday red from Mendocino. This is one I always have around as its food friendly and nicely balanced. A $20-$30 wine hiding in a $11 bottle.