Ridge Lytton Springs 20
Typically made with around 75% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignan and smatterings of Alicante Bouschet, Cinsaut and Counoise.
The wine offers a nose of red and black raspberry, white pepper, fennel, sage, dark chocolate and sarsaparilla. The palate is full bodied with notes of blackberry and ripe plum with juicy acidity. A weighty wine with a lengthy finish.
In 1972, Ridge made its first Lytton Springs from vines that were planted on the eastern half of the vineyard at the turn of the century. Both the eastern and western portions of the vineyard were purchased in the early 1990s. The vineyard is planted to zinfandel and its principal complementary varieties.