Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2014
|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
VinousThe 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. 94+
Wine SpectatorComplex and well-modulated, with raspberry and dill aromas and flavors that combine delicate red fruit with a touch of earth and herb. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mataro. Drink now through 2024. 11,500 cases made.