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Ridge

2018 Ridge Petite Sirah Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley 2018
Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
$32.95
22% off
$42.00
AVG. Price
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Pairs well with
Caribbean BBQ, Smoked meats, Grilled sausages, Game meats, Burgers and dogs, Steaks, Smoked chili, Smoked brisket, Barbecued meats, Texas barbecue

Tasting Profile

Look

Dark purple

Smell

Dark blue/purplish fruit, cassis, leather, licorice, lavender, and coffee

Taste

Blueberry, black tea, cassis, dark chocolate, black pepper, and sugar plum

Body

Medium to full bodied

Brief

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 to try some chili or roast pork to tame this amazing beast. While it lasts!

ProducerRidge
CountryUS
RegionDry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
VarietalPetite Sirah
Vintage2018
SKUAA14508
Size750ml