72% Zinfandel and 18% Petite Sirah with Carignane and Mataro for balance, this magnificent blend has a soaring nose of plum, blackberry and licorice. Plentiful raspberry fruit on entry with notes of pepper sage, well coated tannins and long layered finish. Ridge is a standard bearer for the Dry Creek Valley that delivers consistent quality annually and this vintage is nothing short of remarkable!
The 2018 Lytton Springs is magnificent. Elegant, layered and so complete, the 2018 has a lot to offer, but it needs time to fully come together. Sweet red cherry, red plum, blood orange, spice, mint and rose petal open up in the glass. Bright acids and beams of tannin give the wine its vibrant energy. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2018 for at least a few years. Wow!