(2014 Vintage) The 2014 Lytton Springs is another absolutely gorgeous wine. Perhaps because of its relatively recent bottling, the 2004 feels a bit compressed, but there appears to be plenty of complexity and depth hiding behind the acidity and tannin. Far from an easygoing Zinfandel, the 2014 Lytton is a wine to buy and cellar for at least a handful of years. The wine's richness, persistence and vertical intensity all lead me to believe it will be special in time. Black cherry, pomegranate, mint and sweet spices meld into the resonant finish. A kick of tannin from the Petite adds personality, something the 2014 has in spades.
Tanzer(2001 Vintage) "Saturated, bright ruby-red. Sappy aromas of maraschino cherry, blood orange and nut skin. Thick, creamy and sweet but bright, with a candied raspberry flavor lifted by a floral element. A pliant, layered wine, finishing with ripe tannins."
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/03
Wine & Spirits(2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide