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    Ridge Lytton Springs (375ML half-bottle) 2007
    Other Red Blends - Sonoma County, California

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    • CG91
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    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine & Spirits, 91 Connoisseurs' Guide, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 103080

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A blend of 71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah and 7% Carignane.

    After a dry winter and spring, budbreak came early. Despite the lack of spring rain, temperate summer weather mitigated vine stress and created ideal ripening conditions. At veraison, we dropped a quarter of the young zinfandel. A warm August ripened the fruit earlier than expected, and we harvested the thirtyfour parcels as flavors developed fully, fermenting each separately on its natural yeasts. Color and tannin extracted easily, reducing maceration time to seven days, on average. After malolactic, we chose twenty-one lots for this year's wine. Aged for fifteen months in air-dried american oak, this classic Lytton Springs is remarkable for its richness, balance, and elegant texture. It will soften and gain complexity over the next ten years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2007 Lytton Springs Proprietary Red (71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, and 7% Carignan; 14.4% alcohol) exhibits a similar dark ruby/purple hue as well as more black fruits and spice in the impressive aromatics. It is a fuller-bodied, richer wine with beautiful texture, purity, and length. Enjoy it over the next 7-10 years.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This starts with the sweet richness of Dry Creek zin, with plush, candied fruit that turns savory as tannins darken the wine into the finish. It ends with lovely briskness, a fine balance between the fruit sweetness and the tannin. With age, the earthy complexities of the wine should evolve.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    71% Zinfandel; 22% Petite Sirah; 7% Carignane. Ripe enough to push its berryish fruit in the direction of high concentration, this wine pulls back from the brink with layered notes of pepper and slightly toasty, never pushy oak. Its solid yet quietly brawny side shows in latter palate tannins and firming acidity, and what starts out as a generous wine in the nose, turns tighter and quite age-demanding in the mouth. Do not be afraid to put this one aside for three to six years.

    91 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide

    (71% zinfandel, 22% petite sirah and 7% carignane) Deep ruby. Heavily oak-influenced at the outset, showing candied dark berries, cherry-cola, bourbon and vanilla scents, along with notes of clove and incense. Extended aeration helps to dissipate the oak notes and allows sweet raspberry and blueberry fruit to emerge on the palate. Soft tannins add support but quickly fade into the sweet, velvety fruit on the finish. If you plan on opening this any time soon, give it a few hours in a decanter.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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