2012 Lytton Springs, Ridge Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley
On the day we tasted it this it had enjoyable ripe fruit, some sweeter oak (20% new American oak) and a pleasing structure. Made from 100 plus year old Zinfandel the site benefits from foggy mornings, warm, sunny afternoons and breezy evenings.
“The 2012 Lytton Springs is quite reserved, compact and inward at this stage. There is good density and depth in the glass, but the elements aren't fully formed just yet. While most of Ridge's 2012s are quite open today, that is not at all the case with the Lytton Springs. The 2012 is going to need time. In 2012, Lytton Springs is 70% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 7% Carignane and 4% Mataro (Mourvèdre).”
93+ points, Antonio Galloni, vinousmedia.com, July 2014
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Region & country
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Ready 2014 - 2022