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1991 Ridge Zinfandel Lytton Estate (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Ridge Vineyards   details
Appellation: Sonoma County - California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel - Petite Sirah - Carignan
Maturity: Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$39.95
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rated (1998 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 12, 2006 , Gang of Pour
"77 % Zinfandel, 16 % Petite Sirah, 4 % Mataro, 2 % Carignane, 1 % Alicante Bouschet, 14.3 % alc.: Kim and I weren't all that impressed with our first taste of the '98 Ridge Zins, so I felt it was time for a second opinion, since Alan hadn't tried one yet. Typically dark garnet, this isn't nearly as effusive or ebullient as the Lytton Estate. It rather reminded us of the '94 Ridges, with dry, restrained Rhone-ish nutmeg/plum/blackberry/dark chocolate character. CZ opined that it has "a little sweeter intensity than the '94s, but lacks some of the depth." With air, some sweet oak/Draper perfume comes out, and we liked it better than the first time we tried it. Alan and Kim finally decided that it's better than the '94. It is likely to improve over the next few years, and while it's not all we would have hoped for, it's still pretty nice. " Best 2005-2012
tasted (2009 vintage, 750ml bottle) : November 14, 2012 , Brandon Hunter
4.5 stars "Finish: very persistent; Overall: elegant; great wine!"
rated (2014 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 24, 2016 , The Wine Advocate
94 points "The 2014 Lytton Springs is another absolutely gorgeous wine...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+ Points. (AG)" (06/2016)"
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