82% Zinfandel, 13% Carignane, 5% Grenache
Dry Creek Valley
This is our ninth vintage under the Lytton Springs name, which we originated in 1972. Thirty-five acres of very old zinfandel, carignane and Grenache give intensity to the bright fruit of the younger blocks. The low yields and cool growing season of 1987 enhanced varietal character, producing an exceedingly complex zinfandel. The wine shows the full body typical of the best vintages from this vineyard. It will be enjoyable upon release and develop further with five to eight years of bottle age.
Founded in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s small, fine California wineries- limiting production to achieve the highest quality. From the beginning, close adherence to traditional winemaking techniques has set Ridge apart. This approach determines our style and includes the use of natural yeasts in extended, submerged-cap fermentations, aging in small oak cooperage, and careful racking at every transfer to achieve clarity. Located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery overlooks San Francisco Bay.
Average Rating: 89.9
No. of Tasting Notes: 14
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