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Mettler Family Vineyards Lodi Petite Sirah 2004

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The Mettler family heritage honors 100 years and five generations of farming in Lodi with the release of our exceptional Petite Sirah. The size of the crop, the time spent on the vine, and the many months aged in French oak barrels all reflect the care our family took to fully express the potential of this very small and unique portion of our vineyard holdings. The Lodi micro-climate is a true Mediterranean climate - excellent for growing Petite Sirah. The high daytime temperatures are tempered by Delta breezes which flow through the area in the evenings and cool down the fruit dramatically. A rich and beautifully crafted wine, the Mettler 2004 Petite Sirah shows off a dark, inky color and lifted blueberry and exotic spice aromas. A lively medley of plum and dark berry flavors are framed by a whisper of mocha oak. Deliciously fruity, ripe and complex with well-integrated tannins that turn polished and supple on the ample finish. Months in barrel: 13 months Oak: French oak, 13 months

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Mettler Family Vineyards:
With their roots in the wine industry dating back to the 1770s, it’s no surprise that the Mettler Family is still growing grapes today. After migrating to the U.S. in the late 1800’s, the Mettler family migrated to California, where they knew that farming would bring success. The east side of the now famous Lodi region is where the first Mettler vineyards were planted by George Mettler which be... Read more
With their roots in the wine industry dating back to the 1770s, it’s no surprise that the Mettler Family is still growing grapes today. After migrating to the U.S. in the late 1800’s, the Mettler family migrated to California, where they knew that farming would bring success. The east side of the now famous Lodi region is where the first Mettler vineyards were planted by George Mettler which began the family's Lodi legacy. Carl Mettler, 4th generation farmer and George’s grandson, continued the family tradition and dedicated his life to farming his grandfather's land. Carl and his wife raised their family amongst their Lodi vineyards. Carl worked closely with nearby Universities and delegated several vineyard sites to experimental varieties. This experimentation helped to establish growing conditions for specific varieties in the Lodi region. Carl's dedication in the vineyard awarded him a spot in the Agricultural Hall of Fame. His integrity and love of the land is still being carried out by one of his three sons, Larry Phillip, who is also the receipient of the Agricultural Hall of Fame award and still farms the original Mettler Vineyards, along with his wife Char and their three children, Kimberly, Kelli and Adam. Read less

Member Reviews for Mettler Family Vineyards Lodi Petite Sirah

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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
06/16/2009

Same flavors as the 2005 but not as much punch on the finish.


Snooth User: Ozrr
1842609
5.00 5
05/22/2009

Five glasses



The Mettler family heritage honors 100 years and five generations of farming in Lodi with the release of our exceptional Petite Sirah. The size of the crop, the time spent on the vine, and the many months aged in French oak barrels all reflect the care our family took to fully express the potential of this very small and unique portion of our vineyard holdings. The Lodi micro-climate is a true Mediterranean climate - excellent for growing Petite Sirah. The high daytime temperatures are tempered by Delta breezes which flow through the area in the evenings and cool down the fruit dramatically. A rich and beautifully crafted wine, the Mettler 2004 Petite Sirah shows off a dark, inky color and lifted blueberry and exotic spice aromas. A lively medley of plum and dark berry flavors are framed by a whisper of mocha oak. Deliciously fruity, ripe and complex with well-integrated tannins that turn polished and supple on the ample finish. Months in barrel: 13 months Oak: French oak, 13 months

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