2018 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley California USA
Blackberry, pepper and licirioce notes on the nose. Full-bodies with ripe plum, well integrated tannins and long, lingering finish.
Blend: 72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane, 2% Mataro
The 2018 Lytton Springs is magnificent. Elegant, layered and so complete, the 2018 has a lot to offer, but it needs time to fully come together. Sweet red cherry, red plum, blood orange, spice, mint and rose petal open up in the glass. Bright acids and beams of tannin give the wine its vibrant energy. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2018 for at least a few years. Wow!
Rated 96 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2018 Lytton Springs is a blend of 72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane and 2% Mataro. The nose is lush and open, with aromas of aniseed, red and blue berries, blood orange and earth plus touches of tobacco leaf and dried flowers. The medium-bodied palate combines intense, powerful flavors with a more ethereal, silty structure, and it finishes with loads of juicy layers. It's stunning straight from bottle but will have more to give with time in the cellar.
Rated 96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate