Petite Sirah

Mettler Petite Sirah 2016

  • 2016
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 15%
Vintage
2016
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Grapes
Petite Sirah
Winery
Mettler
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Cellar for up to 5 years. No need to decant before serving.

As far back as the late 1800s the Mettler family have been growing grapes in California’s Lodi Valley and today every aspect of the winemaking process on the estate is in the capable hands of the family. To preserve the beautiful property in perfect condition for future generations of the family, the Mettlers insist on farming organically and in the most sustainable way.

Their Petite Sirah is a generous, full-bodied red wine which draws on Old World winemaking traditions to craft a richly fruited red wine balanced with finesse and elegance. The warm Mediterranean climate of Lodi provides ideal growing conditions for Petite Sirah thanks to hot days cooled by breezes from the Delta. Following vinification the young wine is aged for 16 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.

The result is a wonderfully complex and intense Petite Sirah which opens with crushed dark berries, sweet spice and vanilla. The first sip reveals a generous full body, firm structure, and defined tannins which will help this wine age gracefully over the next seven years or so. It also makes an ideal partner for red meat dishes for those who prefer to enjoy it now.
Description
Cellar for up to 5 years. No need to decant before serving.

As far back as the late 1800s the Mettler family have been growing grapes in California’s Lodi Valley and today every aspect of the winemaking process on the estate is in the capable hands of the family. To preserve the beautiful property in perfect condition for future generations of the family, the Mettlers insist on farming organically and in the most sustainable way.

Their Petite Sirah is a generous, full-bodied red wine which draws on Old World winemaking traditions to craft a richly fruited red wine balanced with finesse and elegance. The warm Mediterranean climate of Lodi provides ideal growing conditions for Petite Sirah thanks to hot days cooled by breezes from the Delta. Following vinification the young wine is aged for 16 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.

The result is a wonderfully complex and intense Petite Sirah which opens with crushed dark berries, sweet spice and vanilla. The first sip reveals a generous full body, firm structure, and defined tannins which will help this wine age gracefully over the next seven years or so. It also makes an ideal partner for red meat dishes for those who prefer to enjoy it now.
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