Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2014

$34.99

Rare new Petite Sirah release from Ridge! The first Ridge Petite Sirah was in 1971. It is a natural cross of syrah and a little-known French variety, peloursin, and is frequently found interplanted in California's old zinfandel vineyards. The varietal offers deep color, firm tannins, and peppery spice complement the rich berry fruit and softer structure of zinfandel.  The oldest petite sirah vines on our Lytton Estate were planted in 1901 and the youngest in 1998. 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. 

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Ratings on Delectable

Lee Lightfoot Delectable Pro

Deep and tannic and fantastic blueberries

Deep and tannic and fantastic blueberries

9.2

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

Extraordinarily pronounced new American oak on the nose, but the palate of far more subtle. Oak quickly dissipates to show mulling spices, leather, rubber, peppercorn, soil, orange-crusted clove....I could go on forever. This is a fascinating wine. So glad I have 2 more bottles.

Extraordinarily pronounced new American oak on the nose, but the palate of far more subtle. Oak quickly dissipates to show mulling spices, leather, rubber, peppercorn, soil, orange-crusted clove....I could go on forever. This is a fascinating wine. So glad I have 2 more bottles.

9.5

Stefan Dolhain Delectable Pro

Actually this is 100% Petite Sirah from the Dry Creek Valley AVA in Sonoma County. Purple colour. Intense nose with black fruits, oak and an unattractive medicinal touch. Powerful, very spicy, fruit overwhelmed by tannic structure and very astringent finish. This seems overextracted and overoaked. Not to mention overpriced.Very disappointing. Can't drink this. 2014 vintage. abv. 13,9%. 38 euro.

Actually this is 100% Petite Sirah from the Dry Creek Valley AVA in Sonoma County. Purple colour. Intense nose with black fruits, oak and an unattractive medicinal touch. Powerful, very spicy, fruit overwhelmed by tannic structure and very astringent finish. This seems overextracted and overoaked. Not to mention overpriced.Very disappointing. Can't drink this. 2014 vintage. abv. 13,9%. 38 euro.

6.1

Adam Gäfvert

Blir mycket fat här. Nästan lite väl mkt för att frukten ska balansera upp det. Smak- och doftprofilen drar mycket åt torkad frukt, mocka, ceder, kanel, lagerblad, nougat, lakrits, kakao. De bäriga tonerna trycks ner för mkt. Känns välgjord men för mig lite för lite elegans.

Blir mycket fat här. Nästan lite väl mkt för att frukten ska balansera upp det. Smak- och doftprofilen drar mycket åt torkad frukt, mocka, ceder, kanel, lagerblad, nougat, lakrits, kakao. De bäriga tonerna trycks ner för mkt. Känns välgjord men för mig lite för lite elegans.

8.5

Mark Detrick

Woo Hoo! 2014 Petite Sirah in Depot Bay, OR! It’s fabulous!

Woo Hoo! 2014 Petite Sirah in Depot Bay, OR! It’s fabulous!

9.7

Richard W. Mansfield

Great wine. Fun flavors, great finish, and high alcohol.

Great wine. Fun flavors, great finish, and high alcohol.

8.3

Sarah Mitrano

Extremely dry! Recommend decanting for a bit.

Extremely dry! Recommend decanting for a bit.

8.2

Max Kelly

Intense dark, caressing fruit on the nose and palate. Not usually my style of wine, but no trace of overripeness or heat. Some tannins and slightly intrusive oak that need time to integrate, but surprisingly appealing for someone whose palate leans rather far towards the Old World.

Intense dark, caressing fruit on the nose and palate. Not usually my style of wine, but no trace of overripeness or heat. Some tannins and slightly intrusive oak that need time to integrate, but surprisingly appealing for someone whose palate leans rather far towards the Old World.

9.0

Stephen F Laga MD

Excellent when first opened! Deep purple color. 2014 vintage was great!!

Excellent when first opened! Deep purple color. 2014 vintage was great!!

9.3

Tim Schroeder

Background char and tannins show up after the dark mystery fruit, but never overpower it. Subtle and lovely.

Background char and tannins show up after the dark mystery fruit, but never overpower it. Subtle and lovely.

10

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