Unexpected delight. I rated this an 86 in 2008, calling it flat and dead -- this bottle now smooth and a bit dry, but tasty and plenty of fruit. Tasting tonight in a vertical 02-05 (with pats in the background); I thought this would be the dog of the set, but now we have another bottle to enjoy...
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(RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS ZINFANDEL) #4; VaynerPAZZZZZZZZ; COLOR-very nice; NOSE-tea aspect, very tight; TASTE-huge sour tannins, nice mouth feel, much drier that the other 3 Ridge wines, orange peel, hint of leather, little too much oak and off balanced, not in love w/ this bottle; CG-95; GV-87/88
(Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel) Includes 30% of other varieties, predominantly Petite Sirah and Carignan. Lots of big, sweet, red fruit here. Nice style on the palate, which has a rounded, complete, integrated but softly structured style. There is a little spice alongside the deep fruit, a little note of complexity. Very nice wine, with good potential.
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