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2009 Ridge Lytton Springs (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Ridge Vineyards ridgewine.com   details
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel - Petite Syrah - Carignan
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$31.00
Alcohol %: 14.5
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 26, 2012 , david westby
4 stars "Color: dark; Nose: fragrant; Acidity: flat; Not much fruit" Best 2014-2016
tasted: February 7, 2014 , Michael Haley
"Had this after polishing off a bottle of 2009 Ridge Geyserville. The Geyserville is the standout, with a richness that the Lytton Springs lacks. 94 and 90 points respectively."
rated: September 14, 2011 , Thomas Ivey
95 points ""The 2009 Lytton Springs is the biggest and most structured of these 2009 Zinfandel-based reds, largely owing to the earthier soils and the presence 23% Petite Sirah. Black fruit, plums, tar, licorice and smoke are some of the notes that flow from this generous, inviting red. The Lytton Springs is fairly structured, and can definitely benefit from another year or two (perhaps more) in bottle. The blend is 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2029." (08/11) By:Bryan Brick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 13, 2011 At the annual Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Tasting (ZAP) back in January there was really one Zinfandel that stood out from all the rest and that was the 2009 Lytton Springs. There was so much wine in the bottle there that so many else at the same even couldn’t even hope to have. Fast forward nine months later and the wine has grown even more into itself with wonderful aromatics of gingerbread, spice cake, muddle blackberries and a waft of cigar smoke. This hits the mouth brimming with size, generous with its ample fruit and spice, but yet never feels excessive. It is sort of like a perfect steak, marbled and rich, needing almost nothing but a pinch of salt and pepper to make it sing. Long, dry and spicy with great balance, add a pinch of braised meat and this will do you well for decades to come. " Best 2013-2029
rated: March 23, 2013 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points Best 2013-2029
rated: December 9, 2012 , from a member
95 points "95 points "95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Lytton Springs is the biggest and most structured of these 2009 Zinfandel-based reds, largely owing to the earthier soils and the presence 23% Petite Sirah. Black fruit, plums, tar, licorice and smoke are some of the notes that flow from this generous, inviting red. The Lytton Springs is fairly structured, and can definitely benefit from another year or two (perhaps more) in bottle. The blend is 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2029." (08/11)" Best 2013-2029
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