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...
- Crimsom color with medium forming legs and aromas of black pepper and has flavours of strawberry jam with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Dennie and I drank it over a plate of porcini and truffle ravioli and vodka sauce the Sunday before Christmas 2014. Dennie wrapped gifts all day, and generally began preparing for the arrival of Kermit and Sherry on Christmas Day.
Absolutely consistent with tasting notes from earlier this year. Delicious over three nights under pump, drinking in perfect harmony and showing no signs of falling off, and even then a long slow decline. Drink by 2013 all wet.
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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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