Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Lodi 2010
A rich and beautifully crafted wine, the Mettler 2010 Petite Sirah shows off a dark, inky purple color true to its varietal heritage, and aromas of mocha and wild blackberry jam with subtle hints of mineral and spice. The flavors are an explosive swirl of wild blackberries and blueberries with ending notes of black pepper and tobacco. The dense, jammy mouth-feel gives way to firm yet supple tannins and a beautiful, aromatic finish. This is a dark, juicy and deliciously flavored mouthful of Petite Sirah.
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!
Complex, fruity and lingering finish. Needs a bit of air.
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
Same flavors as the 2005 but not as much punch on the finish.
Food Pairings for Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Lodi
Dietary Information: Organic
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