Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

9.044 ratings
8.78 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Lee Lightfoot

Deep and tannic and fantastic blueberries

Deep and tannic and fantastic blueberries

Dec 24th, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.5

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.

Dec 24th, 2016
Stefan Dolhain

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.

Oct 7th, 2016
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.

Dec 16th, 2018
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!

Sep 30th, 2018
Richard W. Mansfield

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

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

Jun 21st, 2017
Sarah Mitrano

Extremely dry! Recommend decanting for a bit.

Extremely dry! Recommend decanting for a bit.

Jun 5th, 2017
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.

Apr 15th, 2017
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!!

Apr 9th, 2017
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.

Dec 26th, 2016