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.
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.
deep ruby colour. spicy lack fruit and spicy aromas. Chocolate blackberry and spice. rich and smooth. great length and perfectly balanced. great length
tannic, little oddly dry. very mild/restrained. good, of course.
berry with sour note. long finish full bodied
Floral nose with a smooth finish --
Robert ParkerRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/10/2011