Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah Zinfandel

9.056 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices
Top Notes For
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.9

This slugger was big on extraction, but a bit one-dimensional.

This slugger was big on extraction, but a bit one-dimensional.

May 8th, 2016
Andre Lopez

Flowers and blackberries galore. An elegant petite sirah. Really enjoyable.

Flowers and blackberries galore. An elegant petite sirah. Really enjoyable.

Nov 10th, 2015
Joe Gillies

The secondary flavors are in full bloom now as the primary fruit has faded. Hard to tell this is a petite sirah at this point but still good, just do not expect an in your face petite sirah.

The secondary flavors are in full bloom now as the primary fruit has faded. Hard to tell this is a petite sirah at this point but still good, just do not expect an in your face petite sirah.

Aug 31st, 2019
Joe Gillies

Starting to fade a bit....but still very good. The petite sirah main character is no longer present and its mainly secondary flavors.

Starting to fade a bit....but still very good. The petite sirah main character is no longer present and its mainly secondary flavors.

Apr 19th, 2019
Joe Gillies

Pnp. BlackBerry, and white pepper. Very enjoyable. Not a big PS but more subtle and feminine on style.

Pnp. BlackBerry, and white pepper. Very enjoyable. Not a big PS but more subtle and feminine on style.

Mar 29th, 2018
Joe Gillies

Big massive dark fruits and tannins. Always a favorite.

drank with parmesan crusted pork chops.

Big massive dark fruits and tannins. Always a favorite.

drank with parmesan crusted pork chops.

Aug 12th, 2017
Curtis Anders

Decadent. Tons of oak and almost jammy but not over the top. Great silky mouth feel. Tannins are just the right amount of firmness.

Decadent. Tons of oak and almost jammy but not over the top. Great silky mouth feel. Tannins are just the right amount of firmness.

Apr 14th, 2017
David Gallagher

Another ridge that delivers. This is really good.

Another ridge that delivers. This is really good.

Feb 25th, 2017
Peter UPA

Medium nose with Blackberry and pepper notes. Medium to full bodied, rich fruit, potent tannins, aromatic with long finnish. Needs some years.

Medium nose with Blackberry and pepper notes. Medium to full bodied, rich fruit, potent tannins, aromatic with long finnish. Needs some years.

Jul 29th, 2016
Ron R
9.2

Cherry compote, linze torte, cut flowers and fresh linen on the nose. Perfectly balanced palette. Taught and a tad immature, but the quality of the components shine through. Ripe cherries, sweet spice box and a hint of brown sugar complete the tour de force - excellent.
13.9 abv blend of 97% petite syrah.

Cherry compote, linze torte, cut flowers and fresh linen on the nose. Perfectly balanced palette. Taught and a tad immature, but the quality of the components shine through. Ripe cherries, sweet spice box and a hint of brown sugar complete the tour de force - excellent.
13.9 abv blend of 97% petite syrah.

Jun 11th, 2016