2016 Ridge 'Lytton Springs' Red Blend Dry Creek Valley

$44.95
WA92+

This is the 44th vintage of Lytton Springs! The same ancient vines at Lytton Springs that captivated Paul Draper back in 1972 (when they were only 80-years-old) are still cranking out the goods today, making this Zinfandel/Carignan/Petite blend a plush, fathomless feast for the senses.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Paul Draper
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
14 Months
Oak Treatment:
American Oak; 15% new
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Dry Creek Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane and 2% Mataro
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WRID16RB3LYTTON
WA92+

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Lytton Springs is also excellent, offering up aromas of crushed currants, plums, candied violets and baked clay. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and youthfully chewy, with a crunchy core of fruit and fine-grained but firm structuring tannins. It's a bit more burly and rustic than the satiny, sumptuous Geyserville this year—no surprise, given that the blend contains fully 23% Petite Sirah (alongside 69% Zinfandel, 6% Carignane and 2% Mataro).