Ridge "Lytton Estate" Petite Sirah 2020 (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California)

Ridge "Lytton Estate" Petite Sirah 2020
(Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California)


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Winery Notes:

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.

Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Midnight purple in color with medium-full to full body. Rich black currant and plum on the nose. Complex and well-structured, with supple tannins, juicy bramble fruit, and notes of cardamom spice and smoked meat.

Winemaking:

Harvest Dates: 7 – 10 September
Grapes: Average Brix 23.5˚
TA: 6.44 g/L
pH: 3.68
Fermentation: Whole berry fermentation. Natural primary and secondary; limited pump-overs to once daily.
Barrels: 100% air-dried American oak barrels (25% new and 75% five years old).
Aging: Seventeen months in barrel

14.4% ABV

Hand-harvested organic estate-grown grapes, de-stemmed and whole-berry fermented on the native yeasts; full malolactic on the naturally-occurring bacteria; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35 ppm at crush, 74 ppm over the course of aging); pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Vinous Media (2019):
"A wine of weight and substance, the 2019 Petite Syrah Lytton Estate is fabulous. Best of all, readers won't have to contend with huge Petite tannins, as those have been handled admirably. Black cherry, plum, exotic spice, leather, tobacco and incense infuse the 2019 with tons of complexity. There's plenty of supporting structure, but the tannins are pretty much buried. What a wine." - Antonio Galloni (May 2022)