1974 Lytton Springs

1974 Lytton Springs

Wine Information

92% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah




Lytton Springs


Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

The eighty-year-old vines on the rolling hills at Lytton Springs provided an excellent harvest in 1974. We held the wine on the skins for an average of twelve days and that, combined with the larger than usual crop from the scattered Petite Sirah vines, produced more tannin than in previous years. This big, rich wine will be enjoyable tasting by spring but should be given five years to develop its full complexity.


Ridge wine is made with an emphasis on quality and naturalness that is rarely attempted. Our grapes are grown in select vineyards (usually identified on the label), where they are left to ripen to peak maturity, often at some loss of quantity. We let the wine settle and age in small barrels, with only rare cellar treatment other than racking. Varieties are not blended unless indicated on the label. Near Black Mountain on Monte Bello Ridge, our main vineyard is 10 miles south of Palo Alto, 15 miles inland from the ocean, and over 2000 feet in elevation.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 90.8

No. of Tasting Notes: 5

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