Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…
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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. JO (7/19)
The hills and bench land separating Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys, just north of Healdsburg, Sonoma County
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. In 2002, we began bottling portions of the petite sirah as a separate wine for a limited release, up until then it had always been included in the Lytton Springs Zinfandel. In 2003 we made another limited release and in 2009 our first national release.
93 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media:
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 superb.
This hearty, warming recipe for Pappardelle with Wild Boar Ragu calls for an equally hearty wine. Petite Sirah is it’s perfect match.
Petite Sirah + Rich Pasta Dish = Cozy Sunday Dinner