Original
72 Ratings
Ridge Lytton Springs

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Black cherry, vanilla, toasty oak and mint aromas. Complex of raspberry, black olive, licorice with chalky tannins. Long finish with intriguing notes of pepper and spice.

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    Striking, intense black cherry and blackberry fruit with some spice and earth jump from the glass of the 2008 Lytton Springs, a blend of 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, and 5% Carignan. Dark ruby with a nice tannic overlay, the wine was aged 15 months in American oak. Spicy, impressively rich, with good acids and loads of concentration, this is a beauty to drink over the next 5-7 years.

    over 4 years
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    deep ruby colour. spicy lack fruit and spicy aromas. Chocolate blackberry and spice. rich and smooth. great length and perfectly balanced. great length

    about 5 years
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    tannic, little oddly dry. very mild/restrained. good, of course.

    about 7 years
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    berry with sour note. long finish full bodied

    over 5 years
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    Floral nose with a smooth finish --

    about 5 years
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    interesting good second bottle

    almost 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/15/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/15/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/10/2011
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage)