92pts Wine Enthusiast
Generous tones of oak spices saturate this full-bodied wine, with cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate aromas and flavors to complement the blackberry and dark-chocolate core. It is firmly tannic but nicely filled out with seductive flavors. Best after 2024. JIM GORDON
90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah exhibits tremendous fruit and excellent focus. This wine is formable and lasting. Enjoy its ripe fruit and rounded palate with grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: December 19, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
Elegant and graceful! Soft aromas of dark berries, gingerbread and oak are sultry and inviting. As it unfolds on the palate, it delivers concentrated berry flavors with notes of dark honey, blackberry pie and spice. Well-integrated tannins, a beautifully lush texture and a lingering finish.