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Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Lodi 2005

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Winemaker Notes: Our 2005 Petite Sirah has been a true crowd pleaser, original and tantilizing. A lot more approachable on your palate than the stereotypical petite sirah. Our 2005 Petite Sirah is fruit forward and luscious, yet has the backbone a petite

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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

Editorial Reviews for Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Lodi

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,809
4.50 5
05/01/2009

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!


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Snooth User: solomania9
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5.00 5
05/13/2009

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.

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  • Snooth User: VegasOenophile
    20275912,195
    3.50 5
    06/20/2010

    Nose of blueberry and boysenberry. Rich and powerful. Concentrated on the palate. Nice, but not very layered or complex.


    Snooth User: sirdups
    34528731
    4.50 5
    01/03/2010

    One of the better wines I've tasted in recent months. Its great to find such a big-tasting Sirah.


    Snooth User: Amy Foote
    10594544
    0.00 5
    03/22/2012

    What a lovely experience! Enjyed this especially with a lovely chocolate flourless cake and raspberry Cabernet Sorbet..mmmm


    Snooth User: twsteve
    22881435
    5.00 5
    11/03/2009

    Five glasses



    Winemaker Notes: Our 2005 Petite Sirah has been a true crowd pleaser, original and tantilizing. A lot more approachable on your palate than the stereotypical petite sirah. Our 2005 Petite Sirah is fruit forward and luscious, yet has the backbone a petite

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