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Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Lytton Springs
Description: Critical Acclaim
WW 96pts
Wilfred Wong of - "Dollar for dollar in the world of ultra-premium red wines, the Ridge Lytton Springs stands tall as one of the greatest red wine values. I recall tasting the 1973 and 1974 vintages at the winery with winemaker Paul Draper as the '74 was being released, more than 40 years ago; I was incredibly impressed. As the years marched on, I re-tasted both of those wines and was amazed at how well they aged through the decades. While I was confident early on those wines would do well with cellaring, I was still impressed with the complexities they exhibited bottle age. The 2014 Ridge Lytton Springs—comprised of mostly Zinfandel, some Petite Sirah, and Carignane, and a little bit of Mataro (Mourvèdre)—looks to be one of the winery's best efforts to date. The wine exhibits superb structure and is very concentrated with bright berries—ranging from raspberries to blueberries—and lightly savory with sweet spices and dried earth. Drinks young now. (Tasted: September 17, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
Price: $ 39.99