Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Grenache Blend

9.080 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Grenache, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices
Top Notes For
Joe Conti

GOOD not great. A little hot and flat. Needs a little more distinguished character. Soft black fruits.

GOOD not great. A little hot and flat. Needs a little more distinguished character. Soft black fruits.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2016
Andre Lopez

The nose reminds me of Spain. On the palate - cloves, licorice, baked strawberries, cherries, herbs and spice. Very tannic. Enjoyable, but not loving it the way I usually love our wines. Hmm. #drycreekvalley #grenache #mataro #mourvedre

The nose reminds me of Spain. On the palate - cloves, licorice, baked strawberries, cherries, herbs and spice. Very tannic. Enjoyable, but not loving it the way I usually love our wines. Hmm. #drycreekvalley #grenache #mataro #mourvedre

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Doug Kahn

Big fan of draper. However this cuvée wasn't my preference. Too much fruit. Alcohol was still noticeably high

Big fan of draper. However this cuvée wasn't my preference. Too much fruit. Alcohol was still noticeably high

Dec 2nd, 2016
Mark Morgan

OK, but a bit too much American oak for my taste

OK, but a bit too much American oak for my taste

Jun 19th, 2016
Peter N

2013 #delicious and rewarding considering the youth of the vines. Earthy black fruit and spice. Built, but perhaps a bit awkward at the moment.

2013 #delicious and rewarding considering the youth of the vines. Earthy black fruit and spice. Built, but perhaps a bit awkward at the moment.

Jan 5th, 2016
mattswineworld

Like the weight and fruits the Zinfandel and Petite Sirah give to the wine.

Like the weight and fruits the Zinfandel and Petite Sirah give to the wine.

Nov 5th, 2015
Nikki Goddard, DWS

Soft and round with fleshy plum and cocoa notes

Soft and round with fleshy plum and cocoa notes

Oct 29th, 2015
Matthew Marcino

Great tasting Grenache. Not as full body as I expected, but certainly chewy and good!

Great tasting Grenache. Not as full body as I expected, but certainly chewy and good!

Oct 24th, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.4

Rich, silky, chocolatey and delicious.

Rich, silky, chocolatey and delicious.

Jul 11th, 2015
Jeff D.

Its on!!

Its on!!

May 8th, 2015