90+ Point Scores for Lytton Springs, Geyserville and Paso Robles from Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine

Connoisseur's Guide

We’re pleased to report that we have received some very favorable scores for our Geyserville, Paso Robles and Lytton Springs wines, from the Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine.

2015 Geyserville: 95 Points – “Sporting a deep mix of dark fruits that runs from cassis to blackberries along with complexing elements of cocoa and earthy spice, this year’s edition of the Ridge Geyserville evokes all the accustomed richness that we have come to expect. It is a well-extracted and eminently ageworthy offering whose tannic, youthfully tight structure warrants a wait, but its astringency is never out of bounds and its insistently fruity finish is the hallmark of a wine guaranteed to repay five or more years of keeping with great dividends.”

2015 Paso Robles Zinfandel: 93 Points – “Precise Zinfandel fruit sits amidst an attractive bit of vanillin oak in the deep and well defined aromas of this immediately inviting Zin, and the wonderfully pure berrylike qualities that mark its start are at center stage all the way to the end. Along the way, the wine teases with subtle briar and graphite complexities, and, if never in the camp of powerhouse versions, it exhibits more than enough stamina and staying power. Balanced to firmness and lightly tannic, it is easy to like now but promises to be even better if cellared, and, given the choice, we would wait for a few years before pulling its cork.”

2007 Lytton Springs: 92 Points – “No surprises here. The wine has retained its berryish, brambly, spicy aromas, has plenty of volume and barely shows its age in its slight drift towards cedary complexity. Along the way, it is somewhat round and polished but has not lost that zesty, concentrated goodness that has made Lytton Springs Zins cellaring favorites of ours for several decades. If you have some in your cellar, know that it will drink wonderfully now, yet it seems sure to age for five years or more from here. “


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