(2005 Vintage) A rich and beautifully crafted wine, the Mettler 2005 Petite Sirah shows off a dark, inky color true to its varietal heritage, exotic spice and vibrant fruit aromas. Richly layered plum, blackberry and wild berry flavors retain their purity while being draped with sweet hints of mocha oak. A supple mouth-feel and pleasant hum of restrained tannins show its elegance and balance. This is a dark, juicy and deliciously flavored mouthful of Petite Sirah.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06.
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/04.