Ridge Vineyards was recently featured by the Robb Report in a holiday article on “14 Superb California Zinfandels to Pair With Your Thanksgiving Feast.” Recommendations were made by Sarah L. Schneider, Robb Report’s consulting wine and spirits editor.
The wine critic explained her choice of Zinfandel as the perfect Thanksgiving pairing;
“Zinfandel offers a great deal as a foil for the traditional spread on our Thanksgiving tables. Turkey itself is rather a blank slate, but what we load it up with and pile around it tends to be fruity (cranberry sauce, apple slaw), spicy (hot Italian sausage in the dressing), and herbal (sage butter under the skin). Old vine Zin checks all those boxes itself, with layers of berry flavors, baking spices, and savory herbs throwing bridges to more of the meal than most other wines can handle.“
Schneider specifically recommended Ridge’s 2018 Lytton Springs, explaining her choice with the following excerpt:
“This field blend of 72 percent Zinfandel, 18 percent Petite Sirah, 8 percent Carignane and 2 percent Mataro (Mourvèdre) includes fruit from blocks of Captain William Litton’s original vineyard planted in the early 1900s (the spelling was later changed to Lytton). The 2018 Ridge is herbal and minerally, perfumed with fresh mint and anise, with lovely tension across the palate carrying juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors, interesting spices, savory notes and earth through a long finish.”