Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend

9.11566 ratings
9.1280 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Deliciously old school, structured, restrained Zin. Nose has pure spicy blackberry fruit, a whiff of maple syrup, and some almost Tuscan-style dry gravel underneath. Full flavored but with zero jamminess, it’s got the acid and tannin and ripeness to age for many more years. A classic.

Deliciously old school, structured, restrained Zin. Nose has pure spicy blackberry fruit, a whiff of maple syrup, and some almost Tuscan-style dry gravel underneath. Full flavored but with zero jamminess, it’s got the acid and tannin and ripeness to age for many more years. A classic.

Nov 28th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.6

Pulled back somewhat. Became a bit green with time in the glass.

Pulled back somewhat. Became a bit green with time in the glass.

Nov 12th, 2019
Charles Rivas

Wow. Stunning expression of fruit and earth, medium finish and integrated tannins. Fruit forward, but enough structure and seriousness to study every sip.

Wow. Stunning expression of fruit and earth, medium finish and integrated tannins. Fruit forward, but enough structure and seriousness to study every sip.

Jun 27th, 2019
"Odedi"

A very enjoyable Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California.

Showing dark berries with earth, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, graphite, dark coffee, tobacco and beef jerky.

A long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This still has 5 to 10 years in it.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show tannins. Wasn't that great right out of the bottle, so be patient.

A blend of 79% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignan. All from Dry Creek Valley. Aged for 13 months in American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

A very enjoyable Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California.

Showing dark berries with earth, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, graphite, dark coffee, tobacco and beef jerky.

A long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This still has 5 to 10 years in it.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show tannins. Wasn't that great right out of the bottle, so be patient.

A blend of 79% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignan. All from Dry Creek Valley. Aged for 13 months in American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

May 24th, 2019
Riccardo L.

An old world version of a new world wine. Or so it seems to me.

An old world version of a new world wine. Or so it seems to me.

Apr 29th, 2019
Boxer Briefs

Was surprised how forward the Petit Syrah when the bottle was opened. Such a classic, it’s a baby. Put it in a corner and check back in 20 years

Was surprised how forward the Petit Syrah when the bottle was opened. Such a classic, it’s a baby. Put it in a corner and check back in 20 years

Apr 24th, 2019
Austin Hohnke

Beautiful with an hour of breathing time. Concentrated berry fruit without being jammy. Pure. Fruit forward. Hot on the finish. Several blind tasters were leaning Grenache.

Beautiful with an hour of breathing time. Concentrated berry fruit without being jammy. Pure. Fruit forward. Hot on the finish. Several blind tasters were leaning Grenache.

Apr 9th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Showing very, very well right now. Two of the four bottles we tasted had a slightly oxidative fruit character, giving an overall impression of Bordelaise winemaking. Lots of blueberry pie, baking spice and coffee grind notes with a hint of mocha, vanillin sweetness and spice box/leather finish. Incredible length, purity and complexity. One of the more memorable Ridge bottles I’ve had and it will only continue to improve.

Showing very, very well right now. Two of the four bottles we tasted had a slightly oxidative fruit character, giving an overall impression of Bordelaise winemaking. Lots of blueberry pie, baking spice and coffee grind notes with a hint of mocha, vanillin sweetness and spice box/leather finish. Incredible length, purity and complexity. One of the more memorable Ridge bottles I’ve had and it will only continue to improve.

Apr 5th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Maybe one of the best young Lytton Springs I’ve had. Wonderful and mouth-filling fruit, just enough sinew, spiced, great perfume, balanced oak (albeit young still), fresh acid and earthy charm. Balanced and should stay that way for some time, would love to see at the 10-15 year mark. Ripe black raspberry, wild blackberry jam, yellow peach yogurt, vanilla, dried meat, flowers, cloves, mint and clay. Nice length. A touch wound up but plenty of generosity to drink now.

Maybe one of the best young Lytton Springs I’ve had. Wonderful and mouth-filling fruit, just enough sinew, spiced, great perfume, balanced oak (albeit young still), fresh acid and earthy charm. Balanced and should stay that way for some time, would love to see at the 10-15 year mark. Ripe black raspberry, wild blackberry jam, yellow peach yogurt, vanilla, dried meat, flowers, cloves, mint and clay. Nice length. A touch wound up but plenty of generosity to drink now.

Feb 14th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

BBQ & Zin night!

This surprised me. The fruit here wasn’t as sweet as expected. Black peppercorn spice and tart black cherry pie. I think this is actually young and could go quite the distance.

BBQ & Zin night!

This surprised me. The fruit here wasn’t as sweet as expected. Black peppercorn spice and tart black cherry pie. I think this is actually young and could go quite the distance.

Jan 31st, 2019