Ridge 2016 Lytton Springs
69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane, 2% Mataro | Alc: 14.4% – Big and Bold
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Complex aromas of vanilla, raspberry and black pepper. Full bodied with firm acidity, focused blackberry fruit and an elegant lingering finish.
“Recalls the tasty red field blends of yore, showing briary cherry, grilled anise and cracked pepper flavors that finish with slightly rustic tannins. Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Carignane and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2025.” 92 Pts – The Wine Spectator
“The 2016 Lytton Springs is also excellent, offering up aromas of crushed currants, plums, candied violets and baked clay. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, rich and youthfully chewy, with a crunchy core of fruit and fine-grained but firm structuring tannins. It’s a bit more burly and rustic than the satiny, sumptuous Geyserville this year—no surprise, given that the blend contains fully 23% Petite Sirah (alongside 69% Zinfandel, 6% Carignane and 2% Mataro).” 92 Pts – Wine Advocate
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