Was I surprised that this was still dark purple, dense, brambly and tannic? No I was not. That's pretty much what it was - a Petite Sirah from Ridge being true to its nature. Certainly drinkable now, and a proper companion to grilled foods on a cool summer evening. Is it going anywhere soon? Nope. It's going to sit there and glare at people for a good 15 years or more. It will never be the '71 or '74, but it is what it is supposed to be, and that's fine with me.
Very surprising. Totally different wine than those below. This is not young, but plenty of life. Vibrant fruit, acid, tannins. Just a slight dark red bricking color. Very interesting nose. Bit of moldy closet, mushrooms in a bag, and I almost want to sat, throw up...? Yes. But it smells kinda nice.
Bit dry leather, tart tight, acid on the attack, then a big big wave of dried red and blue fruit, then a drying tannin scrape, leather, then a slightly sweet wine tart cherry finish. Very interesting wine.
First Tuesday Ridge Petite Sirah Vertical at Chuck's House. Light brick with some orange at the rim. Black pepper on the nose. Spicy, a bit acidic. Somewhat one dimensional. In retrospect I would be tempted to blame this wine's shortcomings on it's vintage, but the '89 Devil's Hill was excellent. Perhaps it's an off bottle, or perhaps there truly was this much variation between the two different bottlings. (14.5/20)
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