Ridge Zinfandel Blend Dry Creek Valley Lytton Springs 2007

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Ridge Lytton Springs is a blend of 71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 7%Carignane. The nose is opulent, reminiscent of ...

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Starts out with an earthy, gamy, leathery character, then pulls itself together, offering ripe cherry, plum and raspberry fruit to complement the e... Read more

A walk on the wild side, with earthy, funky sour cherry, tar and jammy notes. Offers plenty of depth, but the flavors keep you off balance. Best to... Read more

A vineyard blend that included 16% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane, 4% Mataro and 1% Alicante Bouschet. Meaty, funky and ripe, with intense fruit, lots ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Starts out with an earthy, gamy, leathery character, then pulls itself together, offering ripe cherry, plum and raspberry fruit to complement the earthy components. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A walk on the wild side, with earthy, funky sour cherry, tar and jammy notes. Offers plenty of depth, but the flavors keep you off balance. Best to cellar short term and keep your fingers crossed. Best form 2003 through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A vineyard blend that included 16% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane, 4% Mataro and 1% Alicante Bouschet. Meaty, funky and ripe, with intense fruit, lots of earthy, barnyard accents, and a long, tannic finish. This is old style Zin, no holds barred, with full-throttle flavors for aficionados.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

An exceptional offering from Ridge's portfolio is the 1999 Lytton Springs Proprietary Red Wine. This superb blend of 70% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignan, and 3% Mataro boasts a deep ruby/purple color in addition to a big, sweet bouquet of jammy berries, and a hint of raspberries as well as strawberries. Elegant and full-bodied, with layers of flavor, superb purity, a subtle dosage of American oak, and a full, long finish, it should drink well for 7-8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Balanced, rich and dramatic, this is another successful vintage for a wine that defines Sonoma Zin at its ripe, spicy best. Succulent in the mouth, brimming with black raspberry, cherry and black pepper flavors. Finishes dry and with great length, an extraordinary Zin from a great vineyard and producer.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A whiff of juicy wild berry and balsamic commingles with a touch of prune, floral and wild berry flavors. A zesty, spirited wine with intensity and suppleness, finishing with a touch of cedar, charcoal and smoky wood. Firmly tannic. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Equally superb is the 2001 Lytton Springs Proprietary Red, a blend of 76% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, and 7% Carignan (14.7% alcohol). I was knocked out by multiple dimensions and combination of of jammy briery raspberry and currant fruit intermingled with licorice, spice, and pepper. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a rich, full-bodied palate presentation, and a long, seamless finish. Enjoy this outrageously delicious Zinfandel over the next 5-6 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Ridge Lytton Springs is a blend of 71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 7%Carignane. The nose is opulent, reminiscent of super-ripe grapes, with aromasof dried fruit, blackberry pie-and-cream. Real density of fruit on the palate,but not at all overdone, with the Carignane imparting a pleasing wilder,hedgerow element to the silky softness of the Zinfandel. Excellent finish withbalancing, correct acidity. (Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director)

Ridge Lytton Springs is a blend of 71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 7%Carignane. The nose is opulent, reminiscent of super-ripe grapes, with aromasof dried fruit, blackberry pie-and-cream. Real density of fruit on the palate,but not at all overdone, with the Carignane imparting a pleasing wilder,hedgerow element to the silky softness of the Zinfandel. Excellent finish withbalancing, correct acidity. (Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director)

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