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Community Tasting Notes (351) Avg Score: 91.4 points

  • Big and bold without getting brash. Would decant at least 90 minutes before consuming as the glass development was significant

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  • No detailed notes taken. Enjoyable, but at the end of the plateau. Drink in the near term.

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  • Drinking fantastic at this stage. Better day 1 for me. No formal notes.

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  • At its peak now. Color is still deep and dark, no brown edges. Intense fruit with a range of flavors. The petite sirah (23%) shows through the classic jammy zin fruit, and both have softened nicely. Significant back of mouth acid & pencil lead. Goes well with spicy barbecued shrimp, Korean spicy chicken, would go well with grilled meats, strong sausages, etc. Also nice to sip on its own, as the tannins have softened, the acid is tamed and there is just enough sweetness to make it pleasant overall. It may well deserve a higher score from others, depending on your taste preferences.

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  • We enjoyed this fine 2009 Lytton Springs with a nice steak dinner. What a treat! This wine was awesome. Upon opening, I was surprised that the color was still a bright purple color. The nose was rich and spicy. This wine is still young in some ways. The tannins are still there, providing a great backbone to the wine. There is fresh briary fruit, with some plum, anise, allspice, and a hint of molasses. The finish is still full and long. This wine may be 10 year old, and a treat to enjoy, but there is no hurry to pull this one. I think it easily has another 5 years if kept in proper storage conditions. What a great experience!

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – The 2015s and 2014s (Aug 2017), 8/1/2017, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Sonoma Red) Login and sign up and see review text.

WineAlign

  • By Sara d'Amato
    5/25/2012, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (Ridge Lytton Springs, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County red) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By David Lawrason
    5/24/2012, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (Ridge Lytton Springs, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County red) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By John Szabo, MS
    5/16/2012, (See more on WineAlign...)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/19/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 90 points

    (Ridge Lytton Springs) Dark red violet color; light raspberry, ripe currant, black currant nose; tasty, youthful, tart black currant, loam palate with medium acidity; needs 4-plus years; medium-plus finish (71% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane; 14.5% alcohol)

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