Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2016
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.
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley|
VinousThe 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.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate reveals aromas of crushed currants, currant leaf and raspberries, framed by new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, chewy and richly tannic, with a juicy core of fruit but considerable structure. Cellar it for 5 or 6 years and follow it for a decade or more.
Wine SpectatorDense and rather bitter, with low-key currant and dill flavors. Best after 2019. 2,500 cases made.