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Ridge Petite Sirah Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley 2018  - First Bottle


96 Vinous -
The 2018 Lytton Estate Petite Sirah is totally stunning. Bright, focused and powerful, the 2018 presents a breathtaking interplay of rich Petite fruit allied to a classic, old-school sense of structure. Dark blue/purplish fruit, leather, licorice, lavender, menthol and gravel are some of the many notes that infuse the 2018 with all those layers of flavor. The 2018 is a real stunner.
93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Containing 3% Zinfandel, the 2018 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate has luscious aromas of cassis and blue fruits, turned earth, coffee and aniseed. The palate is full, concentrated and firm but offers great freshness and fruit detail in the mouth, and it finishes very long and layered. It's approachable now if you love a big red, but it will also age well in the cellar. 3,500 cases produced.

Technical Details

  • BlendPetite Sirah
  • WinemakerErig Baugher
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia North Coast
  • Sub-RegionSonoma County
  • AppellationDry Creek Valley
  • VineyardLytton Springs
  • Alcohol13.8%

Ridge Petite Sirah Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley 2018

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VN96, WA93

21% off retail!
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Vinous 96 points! Highest ever, we think...and $32.95, with free ground shipping on 3+ bottles!! You know our deep, passionate love for Ridge wines, and this is a colossal no-brainer if you love beautifully made, big-yet-balanced old-school, old-vine Petite. We can’t believe the price! Now, the review said “stunning” twice, so he must be as stunned and gobsmacked as we are when you consider $33, free ground shipping on 3, the score and, well, RIDGE!! Our deep love affair with this winery goes back, on a personal level, to the year 2000, when I was 50/50 on taking a job up there at the Monte Bello winery tasting room manager. I was deeply torn. I met and drank an old bottle of Lytton Petite Sirah (‘86 I think) with Paul Draper (THE Paul Draper). Anyway, I ended up selling wine online and the rest is history. BUT...RIDGE. I’m deliriously happy. It is an American original, an American classic.

The oldest vines in this wine are from 1901. I promise, a worthy wine to age and drink for decades to come. PLEASE, please, people, you NEED this amazing beast. While it lasts!

About the Producer

The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge's production facility. At 2600', it is surrounded by the upper vineyard, now referred to as the Perrone Ranch.