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    Ridge Lytton Springs 2009
    Other Red Blends - Sonoma County, California

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    • CG96
    • RP95
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Connoisseurs' Guide, 95 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine & Spirits, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 112081

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Ripe black cherry/raspberry nose, with notes of pepper, licorice, chaparral, and tobacco. Rich black fruit on the palate. Full and viscous. Well-coated tannins and a long, layered finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This winery's mastery of Zinfandel is once again evident here, and, if showing the richness and depth that we anticipate from Lytton Springs bottlings, this wine is keenly composed and comes with a little more polish than usual. It is young, it is incisively fruity and it is well-filled, and it forgoes bombast and flashiness for structured precision and great ageability.

    96 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide

    The 2009 Lytton Springs is the biggest and most structured of these 2009 Zinfandel-based reds, largely owing to the earthier soils and the presence 23% Petite Sirah. Black fruit, plums, tar, licorice and smoke are some of the notes that flow from this generous, inviting red. The Lytton Springs is fairly structured, and can definitely benefit from another year or two (perhaps more) in bottle. The blend is 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2029.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Johny Olney considers 2009 to be the best vintage from this historic vineyard since 2005. This release includes 23 percent petite sirah and six percent carignane, so it's not labeled as zinfandel. The blend balances tannic complexity from old-vine fruit with the richer, brighter notes of young-vine zin. The younger fruit fills out the texture without diminishing the tension and edginess of the wine. It's black, smoky and subtle, a red to decant now with grilled sirloin or to cellar for ten years.

    92 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Briary and a bit untamed, but appealing for its cherry and dill aromas and well-structured wild berry, underbrush and cedar flavors. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane. Drink now through 2017.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    Yoga Jen (11/28/2011)
    Anything Ridge makes I'll drink!
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    Kim Broers (6/27/2012)
    One of my favorite wines of the year.
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    Lush in Texas (12/18/2011)
    whew well that one is a home run, Waited to wriite the review until after I ordered more. Legs of a champion, sturdy and my how it did pair with a lovely bacon wrapped filet. Don't think anyone will be disappointed drinks far more expensive.
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