Red

2006 Ridge Lytton Springs

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Dry Creek Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 352

  • king-bing wrote:

    May 1, 2021 - This was lovely. What I thought would be heavy was superbly light and energetic. A total joy.

  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 25, 2020 - Haven’t opened a lot of Ridge lately but, have over my life. Still have not opened a bad bottle of Ridge. Not even one corked.

    I also learned a long time ago, never open Ridge reds young.

    The nose reveals, ruby, candied, spice driven, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & creamy raspberries. White pepper, dark, medium spice, anise to black licorice, vanilla, clove, touch of nutmeg, alcohol vapors, mixed berry cola, dark, rich, turned earth, grey volcanics, limestone, dry, crushed rocks with bright, candied; dark, red, purple & blue florals framed with in soft field of violets & lavender.

    The palate is rounding up to its peak but, it is still ascending. The tension, structure, length & balance have started their prime integration. The tannins have round, tarry, meaty baby teeth. Ruby, candied, spice driven, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & creamy raspberries. White pepper, dark, medium spice, anise to black licorice, vanilla, clove, touch of nutmeg, alcohol vapors, mixed berry cola, sweet tarriness, used, French expresso grounds, moist clay, warm, well done toast, touch herbaceous tree sap with bark, eucalyptus, some mint, dark, rich, turned earth, grey volcanics, limestone, dry, crushed rocks & top soil, oak barrel shavings with bright, candied; dark, red, purple & blue florals framed with in soft field of violets & lavender. The acidity is round & refreshing. The long, well balanced, ruby, lush, elegant finish loads as juicy fruits rounding into a great combination of earth & spice persisting for days.

    Not quite the perfect pizza pairing but, the evening was put together last minute & I wanted to open the 97 Phelps Syrah. This was my back up bottle in case the 97 hadn’t held up. Somehow, the Ridge got opened as well. I hate it when that happens.

    1 person found this helpful
  • KVM wrote:

    August 16, 2020 - subdued, soft, pillowy, almost lush.

  • grapenomad wrote: 92 points

    July 28, 2020 - Ridge is always bang on with the quality. This Lytton Springs shouldn't be excluded from that statement. Lots of development on the '06, but lots of life left here as well. Some rich fruit concentrations is accompanied by notes of cigar, licorice, dried figs and orange peel. Tannins are expressed, but fine with an acidity just right to keep everything bright. Long, dry finish.

  • bgriffi1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 16, 2020 - Was excellent. Lots of life left in this wine. Great balance of fruit and tannin.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 Code 744442901005

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  • Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,099 (32%)
  • Consumed 2,284 (67%)

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