Red

2016 Ridge Lytton Springs

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Dry Creek Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2030 (Edit)
CT90.9 179 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 123

  • GrapeCrusader Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 4, 2022 - Wild blackberry, soy, earth and black pepper. Tannins beginning to soften a bit, but by no means non-existent. Drinking really well right now. Super smooth and tasty with a long and elegant finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Opus2010 wrote: 94 points

    October 4, 2022 - Outstanding; really opened up after an hour

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • DonDon wrote: 89 points

    October 1, 2022 - I’ve had quite a few different vintages of this wine and thought the 2016 would be in a better spot than this. Was fairly flat. I just felt I didn’t get the usual power and flavour profile I was looking for. unmemorable really.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Brian of Mull Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 20, 2022 - PnP. Coming back to this after several years. Color is bright ruby. On the nose: mixed red and black berries, vanilla and a little bit of cola. On the palate: Raspberry, cola, vanilla , spice and some vegetal notes. Elegant and refined. This is better than I remember.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Shavedaddy Likes this wine: 87 points

    September 6, 2022 - plum, leather, baking spices, toast, woody/green bramble. hint of umami hiding underneath. i could be convinced of some red or black cherry. really nice balance between freshness and ripeness of the fruit. good acidity. nicely balanced, but is a touch hot on the finish. med+ length. a very even fade, i.e. doesn't drop of a cliff, but doesn't linger with a ton of intensity either.

    i see a lot of love for this one, and it's certainly a good wine. i have a soft spot for ridge and how they do things, just not sure i can get to 90 with this one like some others have. especially at the price.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (5)
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  • By Elin McCoy
    Sonoma’s most exciting AVAs, 6/20/2019 (link)

    (Ridge Vineyards, Lytton Springs, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Elaine Chukan Brown
    3/1/2019 (link)

    (Ridge, Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Santa Cruz Mountains and the Santa Lucia Highlands, 2/14/2019 (link)

    (Ridge Lytton Springs Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By James Suckling
    10/21/2018 (link)

    (Ridge Vineyards Sonoma County Dry Creek Valley Lytton Springs, Red, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – The Gorgeous 2016s (Aug 2018), 8/1/2018 (link)

    (Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Sonoma Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    6/20/2018 (link)

    (Ridge, Lytton Springs Sonoma County Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Zinfandel Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Lytton Springs
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Dry Creek Valley
  • UPC Codes 6701142901166, 744442901005, 744442901166, 744442902163

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 79 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,656 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,549 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled lamb, "95 Ausnahme-Jahrgang 2016 für ZSonoma Zin - WineSpectator", "Lagerwein", "länger belüften / karaffieren", (UNI), - USA-R Sonoma Dry Creek Valley (Zinfandel-blends) - Muster California, 2, 3, 4, 5

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98% Like It  105 votes

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