Grenache gives this wine a bit more bite at this tasting. A great Rhone style as others have said. Earthy and fruit flavors still ahone. Took over 3-4 hours to open up and the alcohol still tasted a bit hot. I recommend drinking the wine on the cooler side for a red.
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(Ridge Syrah/Grenache Lytton Estate) Focused plum, ripe raspberry, tart berry nose; tasty, concentrated, ripe berry, sweet green herb, ripe black fruit palate, with a nice balance between the black fruit/plum Syrah and ripe berry Grenache; medium-plus finish
(Ridge Syrah/Grenache Lytton Estate) Pre-release - dark red violet color; ripe plum, berry, cherry nose with a hint of herb, reminiscent of Chateauneuf du Pape from a ripe year; tasty, rich, tart black fruit, tart berry, black plum palate, a little tight yet but already showing well; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (30-40% new oak; needs 3-5 years)