2019 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley California USA
Appealing nose of pepper, and raspberry. Layered plum, blackberry, and cocoa on the palate with chalky tannins and a lingering finish.
Pair with Texas-style BBQ beef brisket, a classic American burger, or fig stuffed pork loin.
Blend: 73% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, 2% Mataro
Rated 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Lytton Springs checks in as 73% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, and the rest Carignan and Mataro. Revealing a translucent ruby/plum hue as well as beautiful cassis and red plum fruits supported by lots of savory herbs, orange blossom, cigar, and spice-driven aromas and flavors, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, moderate yet present tannins, and a great finish. While the Geyserville Cuvee has eclipsed the Lytton Spring in most vintages in the past decade, that's not the case in 2019.
Rated 95 Points Wine Enthusiast
This densely packed and deeply concentrated blend of Zinfandel with 16% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignan and 2% Mataro is practically legendary. It boasts subtle, complex fruit flavors ranging from raspberry to blackberry to blueberry, while a velvety texture of fine-grained tannins and a subtle raspberry-like tartness give it great structure. Best from 2025. Cellar Selection.
Rated 94 Points Wine Spectator
Detailed and compelling, with briar patch and wild red berry aromas leading to distinctive, multilayered white pepper and smoky anise flavors, which build complexity toward refined tannins. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mataro. Drink now.