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 always been included in the Lytton Springs Zinfandel. In 2003 they made a another limited release and in 2009 the first national release. This is the second release of the Lytton Estate Petite Sirah to the national market.
Blend: 88% Petite Sirah, 8% Zinfandel, 2% Syrah, 2% Peloursin