Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend

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

For a Ridge Zin, this strikes me as a big boy. Rich nose has intense, rich, spicy blackberry fruit, accented with a little pungent American oak, and a nice dry gravel note underneath. Expansive in the mouth, the fruit is rich and concentrated, but avoids jamminess, and the palate also features a characteristic brambly component. Finishes dry and clingy, with tactile tannins (soft) coating the mouth. I’m having it with pasta, but this wine is built for a grilled porterhouse.

For a Ridge Zin, this strikes me as a big boy. Rich nose has intense, rich, spicy blackberry fruit, accented with a little pungent American oak, and a nice dry gravel note underneath. Expansive in the mouth, the fruit is rich and concentrated, but avoids jamminess, and the palate also features a characteristic brambly component. Finishes dry and clingy, with tactile tannins (soft) coating the mouth. I’m having it with pasta, but this wine is built for a grilled porterhouse.

Sep 29th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane & 2% Mataro. Deep Ruby color with aromas of berry fruits, tobacco and earthy spices. On the palate flavors of blackberry and raspberry with black pepper, tobacco, citrus spice and a touch of earthy herbs. Fine firm tannins, long finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and some cedar. Nice!

Blend of 72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane & 2% Mataro. Deep Ruby color with aromas of berry fruits, tobacco and earthy spices. On the palate flavors of blackberry and raspberry with black pepper, tobacco, citrus spice and a touch of earthy herbs. Fine firm tannins, long finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and some cedar. Nice!

Aug 31st, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

A spectral array of herbs and fruit. Violet, crunchy purple berries, blood orange. Transparent. Enough tannins and concentration to age majestically, but a joy right now.

A spectral array of herbs and fruit. Violet, crunchy purple berries, blood orange. Transparent. Enough tannins and concentration to age majestically, but a joy right now.

Feb 8th, 2021
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Young quality #zinfandel #petitsirah blend by Ridge - blackberry pie filling, vanilla and other sweet spices on the nose; beautifully balanced fruit and acidity ending in grippy tannins. Methinks this wine would be better laid down for 5+ years.

Young quality #zinfandel #petitsirah blend by Ridge - blackberry pie filling, vanilla and other sweet spices on the nose; beautifully balanced fruit and acidity ending in grippy tannins. Methinks this wine would be better laid down for 5+ years.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2021
Roman Ochocki

It's young and I wonder if and how it will develop in the next few years. But today: a strawberry and a charcoal. Mild but with a pepper finish.

It's young and I wonder if and how it will develop in the next few years. But today: a strawberry and a charcoal. Mild but with a pepper finish.

Jun 3rd, 2021
Martin Sher

Still so bright with so little bottle age, but the Cab in the blend lends depth and a nice background waft of cassis. Will doubtless be better in several years.

Still so bright with so little bottle age, but the Cab in the blend lends depth and a nice background waft of cassis. Will doubtless be better in several years.

May 17th, 2021
Uli Klumpp

Berry compote, cherry, medium acid, robust tannins

Berry compote, cherry, medium acid, robust tannins

Mar 22nd, 2021
Wine-O-Mite!!

F-ing killer wine. This will improve, but it is already just awesome by me. Everything I love about Cali zin (chili peppers song? No?), with a supporting cast of petit verdot and friends lending a supple, lovely balance that just sings for me. Not to be dramatic, but I am not sure I have had a better wine at this price point in my life.

F-ing killer wine. This will improve, but it is already just awesome by me. Everything I love about Cali zin (chili peppers song? No?), with a supporting cast of petit verdot and friends lending a supple, lovely balance that just sings for me. Not to be dramatic, but I am not sure I have had a better wine at this price point in my life.

Mar 8th, 2021
Austin Anderson

Full-bodied, peppery, some dark fruits. Smooth and heavy but a little spicy.

Full-bodied, peppery, some dark fruits. Smooth and heavy but a little spicy.

Feb 22nd, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Josh had this 7 months ago

Josh had this 7 months ago

May 15th, 2022