Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend

9.1154 ratings
9.123 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
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
Byron C Mayes

Bright, glass-clinging purple red. Nose and palate of plum-berry cobbler. Mouth filling with juicy, medium acidity and medium minus tannins (just a dusting on the finish). Holding up very well, as expected. Steak? Stroganoff? Southern Italian? You got this.

Bright, glass-clinging purple red. Nose and palate of plum-berry cobbler. Mouth filling with juicy, medium acidity and medium minus tannins (just a dusting on the finish). Holding up very well, as expected. Steak? Stroganoff? Southern Italian? You got this.

Apr 30th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Wonderful ripe and sublime zin blend. Some cigar ash and dried spice in the background. Would be a good intro wine for people venturing into different isles of the store

Wonderful ripe and sublime zin blend. Some cigar ash and dried spice in the background. Would be a good intro wine for people venturing into different isles of the store

Jan 19th, 2018
Andre Lopez

Dark cherry liqueur on the nose. Sugar coated plums, dark berries, sweet bay leaf and fine grained tannins in the mouth. Another "satisfying" wine from Ridge.

Dark cherry liqueur on the nose. Sugar coated plums, dark berries, sweet bay leaf and fine grained tannins in the mouth. Another "satisfying" wine from Ridge.

2 people found it helpfulDec 1st, 2015
Riccardo L.

Dominated by sweetened Cacao. Quite full. A touch sweet. Very good at its price point. Fruit forward and not so dry.

Dominated by sweetened Cacao. Quite full. A touch sweet. Very good at its price point. Fruit forward and not so dry.

2 people found it helpfulOct 19th, 2015
Christian Sparks

2013 vintage. Just released...super tannic over earthy fruit. Gonna be great someday...

2013 vintage. Just released...super tannic over earthy fruit. Gonna be great someday...

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Nice round, full, lush, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries with dark chocolate notes. Drinking well for a 13 at this early stage. Very good dark chocolate wine.

Nice round, full, lush, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries with dark chocolate notes. Drinking well for a 13 at this early stage. Very good dark chocolate wine.

Dec 12th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Fruit forward zin. Red cherries, cranberry sauce and baking spice. M acid, m+ body and tannin. Black cherry and plum. Rich on the palate.

Fruit forward zin. Red cherries, cranberry sauce and baking spice. M acid, m+ body and tannin. Black cherry and plum. Rich on the palate.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Victor Charcan

Paul Draper, I revere you!!!

Paul Draper, I revere you!!!

Jul 7th, 2016
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.1

So damn good, and I'm not a Zin kinda guy!

So damn good, and I'm not a Zin kinda guy!

May 23rd, 2016