• Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2015 95

    Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2015

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    95pts Connoisseurs Guide

    94+pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    "It all adds up to a young, highly promising bottling with well-concentrated, fully fruited aromas and flavors... its true brilliance lies some years in the future, and we will happily lay some away for five to ten years in the full expectation that both range and sophistication will grow and grow." ~ Connoisseurs Guide

    Connoisseurs Guide:  "Petite Sirah’s expressive personality contributes both spicy and strong structural elements to the dominant Zinfandel portion here, and it all adds up to a young, highly promising bottling with well-concentrated, fully fruited aromas and flavors. Indeed, there is so much to like that, despite its tannic load, this boldly stated wine will drink very nicely now with savory beef or lamb roasts, yet its true brilliance lies some years in the future, and we will happily lay some away for five to ten years in the full expectation that both range and sophistication will grow and grow." Sep 2017

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2015 Lytton Springs is very, very closed. Readers should not think about opening a bottle anytime soon. Intensely aromatic, but also tightly wound, the 2015 only hints at its true potential. Deceptively medium in body, the 2015 packs a real punch. Drink 2020-2035." Aug 2017

    Winery:  "Jammy raspberry fruit with pepper, mint and sweet toasted oak. Brambly fruit on the palate, sensuous, well defined tannins and balanced acidity."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork         
    Varietal 74% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignan, 2% Mourvedre
    Alcohol 
    14.5%
    Aging 14 months in American oak barrels (15% new, 45% 1-3 years old, 40% 4-5 years old)
    Region Sonoma County, California