Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2010
Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
Ripe black cherry/raspberry nose, with notes of pepper, licorice, chaparral, and tobacco. Rich black fruit on the palate. Full, viscous. Well-coated tannins and a long, layered finish.
The oldest Petite Sirah vines on Ridge's Lytton Estate were planted in 1901 and the youngest in 1998. They made their first wine from the property in 1972 and until 2002 when they bottled portions of the Petite Sirah as a separate wine for a limited release, it had... View More
Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He planted vineyards and constructed a winery of redwood and native limestone in time to produce the first vintage of Monte Bello in 1892. The historic building now serves as the Ridge production facility.
Though Ridge began as a Cabernet winery, by... View More