12 year old wine or two year old wine? It's hard to tell.this stuff is dark purple, and shows tons of black fruit. There is still matching tannin, so no hurry to drink these if you have them. Certainly gives me reason to bury my 2010 and 2011 Lytton Estate PS bottles.
with venison pie. no idea where or when i got this bottle. it was fantastic, just how petite sirah should taste. gorgeous color, great elegant nose. all dark fruit and very fresh. probably at the top of its lifecycle, no reason to try and let it get better. it has aged beautifully and this should have 7-10 yrs on it. after about two hours it really opened up and got more complex. Should have decanted. Great wine all around.
Drank based on numerous notes below. This still seemed vigorous to me. Tannic and not overwhelmingly fruity i would opt for sitting on this for at least 5 more years so the tannins can resolve more. Not a special ridge ps but not atypical either
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(Ridge Petite Sirah Lytton Estate) Very dark red violet color; tart black fruit, tar nose; tasty, tar, ripe black fruit, licorice palate, needs 3-plus more years; long finish (84% Petite Sirah, 16% Zin)