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2011 Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah

ITEM 8240459 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jonle2 2 $35 $70
2 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8240459 2 $35 May 29, 2022
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92Wine Spectator

A fresh fruit and pure berry expression of Petite, with flavors of raspberry, huckleberry and pepper that are crisp and refreshing, with good purity to the core of fruit, showing tobacco accents and a smoky black tea note.

91Stephen Tanzer

Smoky, spice-laced black and blue fruit liqueur aromas are lifted and sharpened by a mineral nuance and a touch of white pepper. Offers appealingly sweet, expansive boysenberry and cassis flavors... Dusty tannins give grip to a lingering finish of excellent, spicy intensity.

90Wine Enthusiast

Here's a polished Petite Sirah that's soft and richly tannic. It's forward with classic blackberry, currant, grilled meat, black pepper and cedar flavors...with rich stews, game and hard cheeses...



Ridge Vineyards is a multi-estate enterprise with vineyards and wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Sonoma County and Paso Robles. It is a leader in organic, sustainable winemaking and is the largest grower of certified organic grapes in the appellations of Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains. The business was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. For more than 50 years Ridge’s winemaker and CEO was Paul Draper, a legendary figure in California winemaking. Draper retired in 2016 and Ridge veteran Mark Vernon became CEO. Each winery has its own winemaker. Ridge makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Rhone style wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. writes that Ridge “is undeniably one of California’s top wineries.”


Red Wine, Petite Sirah

Despite its popularity, this grape is quite rare. Less than 10,000 acres are planted worldwide, with the bulk in California. In France, the grape is referred to as Durif. Not to be confused with Syrah, Petite Sirah is a cross of Syrah and Peloursin. The result is darker and fuller.