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2016 Ridge Petite Sirah ‘Lytton Estate’ Sonoma County

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Winemaker Notes: Opaque purple in color, smoky and minerally on the nose. Well coated tannins integrate on the palate with black currant and plum fruit. Finishes with notes of eucalyptus and mint. The oldest petite sirah vines on our Lytton Estate were planted in 1901 and the youngest in 2008. We made our first wine from the property in 1972 and until 2002 when we bottled portions of the petite sirah as a separate wine for a limited release, it had always been included in the Lytton Springs Zinfandel. In 2003 we made another limited release and in 2009 our first national release.

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Antonio Galloni - “The 2016 Petite Syrah Lytton Springs is another fabulous wine in this range. Dense and powerful, the 2016 is endowed with striking depth and tons of character. The Petite tannins are nicely tamed in a wine that offers superb quality and pedigree. Creme de cassis, graphite, lavender and mint are front and center. The 2016 remains quite primary though, so readers need to be patient.”


James Suckling - “This exuberant variety is tamed into a very composed and polished style with an array of ripe red plums, mulberries and boysenberries. Super chalky and crunchy tannins here. This is a superb wine. Pure petite sirah. Drink or hold.”


Connoisseurs’ Guide - “Mannerly is rarely a term employed in any description of Petite Sirah, but it can be used with a degree of legitimacy here if only by comparison to the varietal norm. The latest from Ridge is a deep and solidly fruity wine redolent of ripe berries, plums, hints of pepper and a touch of dark soil, and, if nicely balanced and close to polished, it does not give up its tannin soul. “Crafted” rather than “mannerly” is probably a better descriptor, but, while the right word might be elusive, there is unquestionably something a bit different here that separates this wine from its many grittier, far more blustery mates.”

 

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Description Winemaker Notes: Opaque purple in color, smoky and minerally on the nose. Well coated tannins integrate on the palate with black currant and plum fruit. Finishes with notes of eucalyptus and mint. The oldest petite sirah vines on our Lytton Estate were planted in 1901 and the youngest in 2008. We made our first wine from the property in 1972 and until 2002 when we bottled portions of the petite sirah as a separate wine for a limited release, it had always been included in the Lytton Springs Zinfandel. In 2003 we made another limited release and in 2009 our first national release.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Antonio Galloni - “The 2016 Petite Syrah Lytton Springs is another fabulous wine in this range. Dense and powerful, the 2016 is endowed with striking depth and tons of character. The Petite tannins are nicely tamed in a wine that offers superb quality and pedigree. Creme de cassis, graphite, lavender and mint are front and center. The 2016 remains quite primary though, so readers need to be patient.”


James Suckling - “This exuberant variety is tamed into a very composed and polished style with an array of ripe red plums, mulberries and boysenberries. Super chalky and crunchy tannins here. This is a superb wine. Pure petite sirah. Drink or hold.”


Connoisseurs’ Guide - “Mannerly is rarely a term employed in any description of Petite Sirah, but it can be used with a degree of legitimacy here if only by comparison to the varietal norm. The latest from Ridge is a deep and solidly fruity wine redolent of ripe berries, plums, hints of pepper and a touch of dark soil, and, if nicely balanced and close to polished, it does not give up its tannin soul. “Crafted” rather than “mannerly” is probably a better descriptor, but, while the right word might be elusive, there is unquestionably something a bit different here that separates this wine from its many grittier, far more blustery mates.”

 

Shop By Winery: Ridge Vineyards

Shop By Region: Sonoma, California

Shop By Varietal: Petite Sirah

Country California
Region Santa Cruz Mountains
Vintage 2016
Winery Ridge Vineyards
Grape Varietals Petite Sirah
Size 750 milliliter
Sake Brand N/A
Sake Type N/A
Sake SMV N/A