Ridge Zinfandel Blend Dry Creek Valley Lytton Springs 2010

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Fairly spicy nose, also some woody notes. Very fruity, for a Lytton Springs, on the front of the palate--raspberry. Very noticeable tannin around... Read more

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2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Zinfandel - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Zinfandel - 750 ml Read more

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Snooth User: EMark
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07/05/2013

Fairly spicy nose, also some woody notes. Very fruity, for a Lytton Springs, on the front of the palate--raspberry. Very noticeable tannin around the edges. Also some bitter notes at the back of the palate. An OK wine, but not what I normally expect from Lytton Springs.


Snooth User: jspigar
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smooth slightly sweet dry finish

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External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/27/2012

2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Zinfandel - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Zinfandel - 750 ml


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Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

Ridge 06 Zinfandel Lytton Springs After long, hard rains in March, budbreak came by mid-April. In late July, extreme temperatures sunburned the west-facing blocks. These are planted predominantly to petite sirah, which took the highest loss. Veraison was late, and light rains further slowed maturation. We thinned the damaged clusters, and harvested the remaining fruit, fully ripe, between mid-September and mid-October. As tannin developed, we reduced pumpovers, and pressed at dryness on day nine. After a natural malolactic, twenty of the thirty-four blocks were selected for the 2006. This classic Lytton Springs was barrel aged for a full fifteen months. Approachable now, it has the structure to be cellared and enjoyed over the next ten years. JO (1/08) Tasting Notes - July 2008 Nose: Intense black cherry, mint, vanilla, chapparal, pepper, tar and mineral notes. Palate: Sweet raspberry, plums, full, great depth with very elegant tannins, approachable but will soften and open up even more with age.


Winemaker's Notes:

Talk about your wine cellar depth charges. This monster sized truck of a wine is now in a monster sized truck of a bottle.This HUGE bottle will age nicely for > 7 years in your cellar. Pull it out for those bar mitzfahs, weddings, divorces or any other large gathering. Be sure to have a lot of bbq beef to go along with it.The winery says:"Lytton Springs bottlings are generally perceived as quintessential zinfandel, which is true, as far as it goes. On the Ridge Lytton Estate (East), zinfandel grows atop seven hills; petite sirah surrounds the zin on six, grenache on the seventh an unusual configuration. There is some interplanting. Lytton Estate (West) is a magnificent hodgepodge of grapes, including more zinfandel, which seems so at home here. The wines are classic Dry Creek Valley. They show the potent, ripe boysenberry and blackberry of old-vine Sonoma zinfandel, notes of leaf and briar, and the intricacy of multiple varietals. Acid and tannin are firm, yet not overwhelming; in youth, at least, fruit predominates. These balanced, powerful zins become more nuanced with age."

Talk about your wine cellar depth charges. This monster sized truck of a wine is now in a monster sized truck of a bottle.This HUGE bottle will age nicely for > 7 years in your cellar. Pull it out for those bar mitzfahs, weddings, divorces or any other large gathering. Be sure to have a lot of bbq beef to go along with it.The winery says:"Lytton Springs bottlings are generally perceived as quintessential zinfandel, which is true, as far as it goes. On the Ridge Lytton Estate (East), zinfandel grows atop seven hills; petite sirah surrounds the zin on six, grenache on the seventh an unusual configuration. There is some interplanting. Lytton Estate (West) is a magnificent hodgepodge of grapes, including more zinfandel, which seems so at home here. The wines are classic Dry Creek Valley. They show the potent, ripe boysenberry and blackberry of old-vine Sonoma zinfandel, notes of leaf and briar, and the intricacy of multiple varietals. Acid and tannin are firm, yet not overwhelming; in youth, at least, fruit predominates. These balanced, powerful zins become more nuanced with age."

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Alcohol: 14.4%

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