Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2014
Hand harvested, sustainably grown, estate grapes; destemmed and partially crushed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally-occurring bacteria; 0.43 g/L tartaric acid added; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine; pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with the Ridge philosophy of minimal intervention.
|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
VinousThe 2014 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate is outstanding. Deep, luscious and intense, but with none of the aggressiveness Petite so often presents, the 2014 is utterly captivating from the very first taste. Dark red and blue-hued stone fruits, mint, spices and licorice are front and center. The purity of the fruit here is simply remarkable. As hard as it may be to believe, the 2014 can be enjoyed on the young side. This is a tremendous wine. Don't miss it!
Wine AdvocateThe inky colored 2014 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate shows the more forward style of the vintage with its big, succulent aromas and flavors of smoked black fruits, vanilla bean, scorched earth and leather. Lightly textured, graceful (especially for a Petite Sirah), with building tannin, it isn't a blockbuster and leans more towards the elegant end of the spectrum. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.