Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2018
SKU: 1706

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2018

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750ml

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Brand Ridge Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
Deep dark purplish-black color, peppery, floral aromas. Full bodied with rich layered plum and fig fruit on the palate. Well coated tannins and a long minerally finish.
Vinous
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“The 2017 Petite Syrah Lytton Estate is another superb wine from Ridge’s Lytton ranch. Inky dark fruit and expressive savory notes infuse this bombastic, heady Petite with tremendous nuance and surprising freshness. The 2017 is very young at this stage, but it clearly has the structure to age. My impression is that it will be even better once some of the baby fat melts away. Even today, though, the 2017 is superb.”

Antonio Galloni, October 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate is comprised of 94% Petite Sirah and 6% Zinfandel, aged 12 months in 20% new American oak. Medium to deep ruby, it has a singular nose of candied cherry, violet, loamy earth and ash with white peach, potpourri, earth and oodles of black and blue brambly fruits at the core. Medium to full-bodied, it's lushly fruited with a mineral vein, firm, chalky-textured tannins and good freshness, finishing long on a savory note.

Erin Brooks, February 6, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The inky colored 2017 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate (94% Petite Sirah and 6% Zinfandel) comes all from the Lytton Estate in the Dry Creek Valley. It has a powerful bouquet of spice plums, blackberries, scorched earth, and chocolate that gives way to a medium to full-bodied, ripe, opulent red with the depth and density to keep for 10-15 years. It has plenty of upfront baby fat, so give it a year or two of bottle age.

November 14, 2019