Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2018 - The Grape Tray
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2018
SKU: 1384

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2018

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750ml

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Winemaker Notes

Blackberry, pepper and licirioce notes on the nose. Full-bodies with ripe plum, well integrated tannins and long, lingering finish.

Blend: 72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane, 2% Mataro

Vinous
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The 2018 Lytton Springs is magnificent. Elegant, layered and so complete, the 2018 has a lot to offer, but it needs time to fully come together. Sweet red cherry, red plum, blood orange, spice, mint and rose petal open up in the glass. Bright acids and beams of tannin give the wine its vibrant energy. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2018 for at least a few years. Wow!

Antonio Galloni, September 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92

Checking in as 72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignan, and the rest Mourvèdre, the 2018 Lytton Springs has a more nuanced, complex style that builds nicely with time in the glass. Red plums, mulberries, flowery incense, cedar, and a kiss of chocolate all define the bouquet, and this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant texture (which is the hallmark of this vintage), and ample chalky minerality on the finish. It's going to benefit from a year or three of bottle age and shine for over a decade. I've had this cuvée with 20+ years of bottle age and it ages surprisingly well.

August 29, 2020