On 7 June 2016, Michael Austin of The Chicago Tribune penned and article titled “If you drink red wine, you should know Dry Creek Valley” Here’s an excerpt from the article where he recommends the 2013 Lytton Springs:
If you are a fan of zinfandel, consider opening a bottle of Dry Creek Valley zin the next time you fire up your grill, or braise short ribs, or roast a duck, or press your fork down through layers of a rich, hearty slice of meaty lasagna. When someone notices your teeth turning purple, just smile.
Below are some bottles from a recent tasting of Dry Creek Valley zinfandels, in ascending order according to price.
2013 Ridge Lytton Springs. At 74 percent zinfandel, the wine is 1 percent shy of legal “zinfandel” status, but let’s not quibble. The elegant blend, from one of the grape’s most-renowned winemakers, offers dark fruits, baking spices and a soft mouthfeel — a pleasure to drink no matter what it’s called.