Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Lodi 2005
Editorial Reviews for Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Lodi
Deep nose has nice notes of crushed currants, spice, tree bark, red currants, earth, clay, and subtle medicinal/menthol tones with a hint of curing tobacco. Big and bright in the mouth with the depth and richness that PS can deliver yet very little fat or flash. This is deep and plush with muscular fruit and ripe tannins. There’s a floral almost rose like note in the mouth with lots of earthy spice framing the black currant and mulberry fruit. Really well balanced particularly since the simplicity and rusticity of PS has not been entirely finessed away. Lovely freshness with a nice licorice/menthol medicinal tone and plenty of milk chocolate notes on the moderately long finish. Embryonic but super stuff even now. 94pts Wine of the night!
It's hard to imagine a more enjoyable wine experience. Sweet and spicy with chocolate and a huge range of dark fruits. Something different at every sip.
Nose of blueberry and boysenberry. Rich and powerful. Concentrated on the palate. Nice, but not very layered or complex.
One of the better wines I've tasted in recent months. Its great to find such a big-tasting Sirah.
What a lovely experience! Enjyed this especially with a lovely chocolate flourless cake and raspberry Cabernet Sorbet..mmmm