Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Syrah Viognier

9.219 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah, Viognier
Lamb, Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

This is fucking right now. Gorgeous, enough hedonistic quality but retains balance and complexity. Smoked BBQ ribs, roasted coffee, mesquite charcoal, bacon fat, talcum, leather, vanilla, mulberry compote with a hint of overripe blue fruit. It has sinew and grit, but there’s appropriate richness on the palate to balance its structure. Tannins are a touch drying, but I love the character that brings to it. Young but to good now, properly stored I could see this hitting 20 years no problem. Perfect with a bacon cheeseburger w/ grilled onion. Curious how ‘15 and ‘16 vintages will stack up.

This is fucking right now. Gorgeous, enough hedonistic quality but retains balance and complexity. Smoked BBQ ribs, roasted coffee, mesquite charcoal, bacon fat, talcum, leather, vanilla, mulberry compote with a hint of overripe blue fruit. It has sinew and grit, but there’s appropriate richness on the palate to balance its structure. Tannins are a touch drying, but I love the character that brings to it. Young but to good now, properly stored I could see this hitting 20 years no problem. Perfect with a bacon cheeseburger w/ grilled onion. Curious how ‘15 and ‘16 vintages will stack up.

Nov 13th, 2019
Jonathan Wall

I’m upping my rating over last year’s bottle... Amazing nose! Popcorn, dark chocolate, dark berry tapenade, savory earth... long finish. Can’t wait for next year and the next bottle.

I’m upping my rating over last year’s bottle... Amazing nose! Popcorn, dark chocolate, dark berry tapenade, savory earth... long finish. Can’t wait for next year and the next bottle.

Sep 3rd, 2019
Jonathan Wall

Savory, earthy. By the second night it really opened up with an expansive finish. Good now but I'd like to taste what happens in 5 to 10 years.

Savory, earthy. By the second night it really opened up with an expansive finish. Good now but I'd like to taste what happens in 5 to 10 years.

Jun 21st, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.3

Bright and fresh kinda like a Côte-rôtie

Bright and fresh kinda like a Côte-rôtie

Mar 28th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

Going to be a long time before this one finds the spot

Going to be a long time before this one finds the spot

Sep 16th, 2017
Kevin Bohlin

This wine is all about pleasure, sweet and broad but next to a lighter touched Côte Rotie the American Oak felt very strong. Not a fair comparison really, maybe more like a Guigal “La La” style? Nevertheless still very good.

This wine is all about pleasure, sweet and broad but next to a lighter touched Côte Rotie the American Oak felt very strong. Not a fair comparison really, maybe more like a Guigal “La La” style? Nevertheless still very good.

Dec 28th, 2018
Min Liu

My favorite Syrah. Vanilla, baked red fruit, baking spices, and soft finish. Simply the best!

My favorite Syrah. Vanilla, baked red fruit, baking spices, and soft finish. Simply the best!

Dec 10th, 2018
Yi-Fen Li

Layered and rich paired with post-Thanksgiving duck soup, couldn’t wait to open

Layered and rich paired with post-Thanksgiving duck soup, couldn’t wait to open

Nov 26th, 2018
Kevin Bohlin

Beautiful Côte Rotie style with perfumed grace and elegance but style full and rich.

Beautiful Côte Rotie style with perfumed grace and elegance but style full and rich.

Aug 5th, 2018
Ganesh

One of the best Syrahs. If you can't have an Hermitage, this is a very close second.

One of the best Syrahs. If you can't have an Hermitage, this is a very close second.

Sep 24th, 2017