White

2009 Ridge Viognier Lytton Estate

Viognier

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Dry Creek Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2019 (Edit)
CT87 13 reviews
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2012
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Label borrowed from 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • missionpk Does not like this wine:

    December 21, 2018 - This was difficult when it was first sold and it is still difficult.

  • Jscalia Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 24, 2013 - Very nice. Probably atypical in style of most viognier/white rhones but technically excellent. Unctuous. Rich. Floral notes dominated by toasted honeysuckle. (Served with blackened Mahi-Mahi.)

  • ajfret01 wrote: 84 points

    July 13, 2012 - Smells of kerosene, but surprisingly nice on the palette. Got better with time.

  • rcurlee wrote: 84 points

    June 24, 2012 - I agree with the other reviews. This Viognier is too sweet for a regular bottling. I missed the minerality I expect in a high quality Viognier at this price. I prefer Alban or anything from Condrieu over this.

  • missionpk wrote: 85 points

    January 10, 2012 - (revised) Not sure I've ever really tasted a wine like this. The nose and taste feel like that of a spirit with 40% alc or so. Along with the apple notes in the Viognier, it is like a sweet/weak 15% alc Calvados or Apple Brandy. (I don't mean this as "the taste contains hints of Calvados". I mean it really really tastes like Calvados.). It's not an unpleasant taste, though it is hard to think of anything to pair it with. Revising my score up to 85, as it is quite interesting and I don't think I'll mind drinking the remaining bottles. I would recommend, though, to not expect this to be a normal Viognier. It is a very unique wine. As long as you view it on those terms, it can provide some enjoyment.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/15/2015 (link) 88 points

    (Ridge Viognier Lytton Estate) From 375 ml - light medium yellow color; apricot jam, dried apricot, baked pear nose; rich, almond, apricot jam, dried apricot, baked pear palate; medium-plus finish (14.9% alcohol) 88+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/15/2010 (link) 87 points

    (Ridge Viognier Lytton Estate) From 375 ml - light yellow color; VA, apple, applesauce nose; ripe apple, ripe pear, honeysuckle, applesauce palate, a little hot, with noticeable residual sugar; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Viognier
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Lytton Estate
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Dry Creek Valley
  • UPC Code 744442581009

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 14 (25%)
  • Consumed 41 (75%)

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