Oh Petite Sirah, So Misunderstood, So Lovely PS I LOVE YOU.ORG Lineup Is it petite? Is it a Syrah? Mild? Full-bodied?  To be sure, Petite Sirah is not a small wine (like the work petite alludes to), it’s a distinct grape variety that is a natural cross between Syrah and Peloursin (nearly extinct and found in the French Alps only). It is often used as a blending grape, especially with Zinfandel. Petite Sirah ...