John Olney Talks Petite Sirah with Wine Business Monthly

Wine Business Monthly

August, 2020

Wine Business Monthly‘s most recent issue features a varietal focus on petite sirah and its broad variety of styles across California. Winemaker John Olney talks about Ridge’s approach to producing petite sirah with elegance, balance and ageability.

Stylistically, what we are trying to do with our petite sirah is bring elegance to a rustic variety. We want a wine that is balanced in terms of ripeness, acidity, fruit emphasis and especially tannin. At the same time, we want a wine that showcases aromatics reminiscent of its Syrah parentage, intense color and full-coated tannins. We like floral hints, mineral and wet stone.

Read more about how we produce our petite sirah and what styles other Napa and Sonoma winemakers are producing in Wine Business Monthly’s full petite sirah feature below:


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