Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend

9.243 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
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
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9.4

The 2015 Lytton Springs is very, very closed. Readers should not think about opening a bottle anytime soon. Intensely aromatic, but also tightly wound, the 2015 only hints at its true potential. Deceptively medium in body, the 2015 packs a real punch. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Aug 2017)

The 2015 Lytton Springs is very, very closed. Readers should not think about opening a bottle anytime soon. Intensely aromatic, but also tightly wound, the 2015 only hints at its true potential. Deceptively medium in body, the 2015 packs a real punch. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Aug 2017)

2 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2017
Kevin Bohlin

Now this is straight up delicious California wine and a fantastic paired with marinated fajitas. Great now but still structured to age with depth. Ridge is making a Zin lover

Now this is straight up delicious California wine and a fantastic paired with marinated fajitas. Great now but still structured to age with depth. Ridge is making a Zin lover

1 person found it helpfulSep 5th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.1

Have always loved Lytton Springs. A great value. Got to taste the 15 before release. Very lucky, in fact the most generously fruity I've ever tasted in Ridge. I'm sure some of this is due to being very young and without direction, but I expect others will feel the same. Still firm tannin and earthy backbone amidst lush and rich fruit.

Have always loved Lytton Springs. A great value. Got to taste the 15 before release. Very lucky, in fact the most generously fruity I've ever tasted in Ridge. I'm sure some of this is due to being very young and without direction, but I expect others will feel the same. Still firm tannin and earthy backbone amidst lush and rich fruit.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2017
Greg Herrington

dark berries + spiced earth from a herb garden bed + integrated tannins. i’m thinking lamb...

dark berries + spiced earth from a herb garden bed + integrated tannins. i’m thinking lamb...

Oct 15th, 2019
Josh Gimpelson

Also pairs well with bananas I think

Also pairs well with bananas I think

Sep 15th, 2019
M. Christopher Roebuck

It's so interesting to have my first CA Zin post-Puglia trip. So, I've been drinking Zin since at least the famous 1994 vintage. I've known the grape's heritage for quite a while. I drank a lot of Primitivo in Puglia this past month. And honestly, they didn't evoke memories of Zins, but now the reverse is certainly true. This reminds me of a ripe, big fruit Salento Primitivo.

Lytton Springs is 74% zin, 16% petite sirah, 8% carignane, and 2% mourvedre. It's a deep purple, medium plus bodied wine with white pepper, licorice, and a blackberry undertone. A bit hot on the alc, medium tannins, medium minus acidity.

I've had better from Ridge, but they rarely disappoint and this doesn't.

92 points

It's so interesting to have my first CA Zin post-Puglia trip. So, I've been drinking Zin since at least the famous 1994 vintage. I've known the grape's heritage for quite a while. I drank a lot of Primitivo in Puglia this past month. And honestly, they didn't evoke memories of Zins, but now the reverse is certainly true. This reminds me of a ripe, big fruit Salento Primitivo.

Lytton Springs is 74% zin, 16% petite sirah, 8% carignane, and 2% mourvedre. It's a deep purple, medium plus bodied wine with white pepper, licorice, and a blackberry undertone. A bit hot on the alc, medium tannins, medium minus acidity.

I've had better from Ridge, but they rarely disappoint and this doesn't.

92 points

Aug 4th, 2019
Vanessa D

Dark ruby almost purple color. Medium-heavy body. Black fruit, fresh blackberries, candied cherry, plum, cocoa, espresso on the nose. Delicate notes of cedar, earth, tannins on the finish.

Dark ruby almost purple color. Medium-heavy body. Black fruit, fresh blackberries, candied cherry, plum, cocoa, espresso on the nose. Delicate notes of cedar, earth, tannins on the finish.

Jun 17th, 2019
Lawrence Solum

Perfume, dried cherries, wonderful mouth feel. Smooth finish.

Perfume, dried cherries, wonderful mouth feel. Smooth finish.

Apr 16th, 2019
Scott Petrus

Ridge from magnum was the w.o.n. As always somehow ridge is able to get the fruit to shine through at ABV over 14.5%

Ridge from magnum was the w.o.n. As always somehow ridge is able to get the fruit to shine through at ABV over 14.5%

Mar 13th, 2019