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Ridge Lytton 2011 750ml 2011
Sku: 42148
very rich, yet well-structured wine is appealing now; its lovely fruit will show to best advantage over the next five to seven years. We made our first wine from this historic vineyard in ...more
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Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Grape Varietal: Zinfandel
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $32.97

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Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2011 Proprietary Red Lytton Springs (82% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah and 2% Carignan; 14.4% alcohol) was harvested near the end of September. A juicy, rich effort, it displays abundant notes of raspberry and black cherry fruit, medium body, excellent purity, and good weight as well as richness. The strongest effort of these Zinfandel-based wines, it should drink well for 5-6 years.  (Oct 2013)

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very rich, yet well-structured wine is appealing now; its lovely fruit will show to best advantage over the next five to seven years. We made our first wine from this historic vineyard in 1972. Located on the benchland and rolling hills between Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys, it is just north of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County. Today Lytton East and West, purchased by Ridge in the early nineties, are separated by several small residential parcels. In the 1870s, under "Captain" William Litton`s ownership, they were part of one property; the spelling evolved into "Lytton" by 1903. The vineyard is planted primarily to zinfandel and its principal complementary varietals: they include petite sirah, carignane, a small amount of mataro (mourvèdre), and century-old grenache. After years of including "zinfandel" in a prominent position on the front label, we ceased to use it in 1993, instead placing focus on the distinctive character of the site itself.