Name: Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
Country: United States
Sub-Region: Dry Creek Valley
Producer: Ridge Vineyards
Wine Advocate Review: 91+ points
"More fresh and elegant than the Geyserville, with a touch more focus, the 2014 Lytton Springs is another beautiful wine from this estate. Made from 69% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah and the rest Carignan and Mourvèdre, aged in 20% new American oak, it boasts fabulous notes of plums, blackberry jam, toasted spice and licorice as well as medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate depth and notable tannin. The Geyserville is a touch sexier, but this will be longer lived. Give bottles 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following decade or more."
From the Winery:
"Deep purple color. Appealing aromas of black pepper, cassis, and licorice. Layered plum, blackberry fruit on the palate; medium/full bodie, with silky tannins. Notes of chapparal and mocha on the finish. JO (3/16)."