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Ridge Lytton Springs 2019 [750ml/6cs]

$79.99 x 6
(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 6 bottles
In stock. Available for purchase online by the unmixed case.
Type:
Red Table Wine
Varietal:
Zinfandel & Zinfandel Blends
Vintage:
2019
Country:
California
Region:
Sonoma County
Sub Region:
Dry Creek Valley
Winery:
Ridge Vineyards
Bottles / case:
6
Unit:
750 ml

On Ridge’s East Lytton Estate, Zinfandel grows on seven hilltops: Petite Sirah surrounds the Zinfandel on six, Grenache on the seventh. It’s an unusual configuration. The West Lytton Estate vineyard, on the other hand, is a magnificent hodgepodge of grapes, including more Zinfandel, which seems at home there. The balanced, powerful wine made from this fruit ages beautifully, becoming more nuanced and expressive with time.

Ridge is a minimal-intervention winemaking pioneer. The sustainably-grown fruit was hand-picked, de-stemmed, and crushed (except the Petite Sirah, which was whole-berry pressed), then fermented by native yeast. The winery managed colour and tannin extraction by limiting pump-overs to once daily. Following naturally-occurring malolactic fermentation, 24 of the 33 small fermentation lots were selected for their concentrated fruit and elegant structure. These lots were transferred to American oak (15% new, 85% used) for 14 months maturation. Handling, added sulfur, and fining were kept to a minimum.

This is an excellent vintage: appealing now, and certain to improve over the next decade. The wine shows the potent jammy fruit of old-vine Sonoma Zinfandel with notes of brambly raspberry, pepper, mint, blackberry and cocoa. That intricacy comes in part from the blend, a thoughtful combination of 73% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, and 2% Mataro (Mourvedre). Acidity and tannin structure are firm, but not overwhelming.

“The 2019 Lytton Springs checks in as 73% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, and the rest Carignan and Mataro. Revealing a translucent ruby/plum hue as well as beautiful cassis and red plum fruits supported by lots of savoury herbs, orange blossom, cigar, and spice-driven aromas and flavours, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, moderate yet present tannins, and a great finish. While the Geyserville Cuvee has eclipsed the Lytton Spring in most vintages in the past decade, that’s not the case in 2019.”
95 points, JebDunnuck.com, July 2021

“This densely packed and deeply concentrated blend of Zinfandel with 16% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignan and 2% Mataro is practically legendary. It boasts subtle, complex fruit flavors ranging from raspberry to blackberry to blueberry, while a velvety texture of fine-grained tannins and a subtle raspberry-like tartness give it great structure. Best from 2025 to 2035.”
95 points, Wine Enthusiast, March 2021

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