Alder Yarrow, owner, and editor of the Vinography wine blog recently reviewed our 2015 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel and 2014 Lytton Springs.
2015 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel
“Dark garnet in color, this wine smells of freshly baked blackberry pie right out of the oven. In the mouth, tangy blackberry and blueberry flavors are utterly appealing with their mouthwatering acidity and a caramelized brown sugar finish that lingers for some time on the palate. A blend of 83% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet and 7% Petit Sirah. High octane at 15% alcohol, but remarkably balanced and tasty.” Score: around 9.
2014 Lytton Springs
“Dark garnet in color, this wine smells of ripe cherries and black plums. In the mouth, beautifully intense flavors of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, peat and sage have a mouthwatering brightness thanks to excellent acidity. Gorgeous length and depth, with a finish that sails on for minutes as faint tannins strengthen their grip on the edges of the palate. A blend of 72% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane and 2% Mataro (aka Mourvedre). 14.5% alcohol.” Score: between 9 and 9.5.