From 375. PNP. Cork perfect. Color garnet w crimson edges. Nose w chocolate raisins and a whiff of dill. Swishing displays both acid alcohol and tannin bringing up the rear. Sipping allows the balance to show a little better balance but this is still a little hot. Maybe better in large format but these little guys are a little disappointing.
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(Ridge Lytton Springs) Very dark red violet color; rich, ripe raspberry, red berry, baking spice, baked raspberry, vanilla, powdered sugar nose; rich, baked raspberry, cranberry, red berry palate with depth, rather primary now, needs 4 to 5 years; medium-plus finish (71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 7% Carignane; 15 mos. in barrel, 21% new American oak, 48% one, two and three years old; 31% four and five years old)