2017 Ridge Lytton Springs Proprietary RedBlend from United States
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“Ripe nose of brambly black fruits, spiced plums and loamy earth. Full bodied with medium acidity. Elegant, Claret style Zinfandel. Black cherry, blackberry, iron and pepper o...
- 90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
The 2017 Lytton Springs is a step back from the incredible 2016 yet still has plenty to love. A blend of 74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and the rest Carignan, it offers a plummy, spice-filled effort that has medium-bodied richness, a bright spine of acidity, a sappy floral character, and a balanced, clean finish. Drink it over the coming decade.
“Ripe nose of brambly black fruits, spiced plums and loamy earth. Full bodied with medium acidity. Elegant, Claret style Zinfandel. Black cherry, blackberry, iron and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. The consensus is that Lytton Springs needs time in the cellar but I think this will show best over the next 3-5 years.” – 92 Points Tom Lee, Zinfandel Chronicles (September 2019)
90 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan / Carinena, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry, licorice, dark berry fruit, high tannin, strawberry, raspberry, anise, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk, mushroom, spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, jam, violet, rose petal, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|