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2012 Ridge Dry Creek Valley Lytton Springs Zinfandel

Article number: 993276
EAN: Ridge Dry Creek Valley Lytton Springs Zinfandel
SKU: 7649

Tasting note

Too few wine lovers know Zinfandel of this level. Beautiful expression with almost un-American refinement.

Description

Lytton Springs is a famous unified vineyard (single vineyard) in Dry Creek Valley with vines up to 100 years (!) Old. The plants grow low on the ground like unguided bush vines. The poor siliceous and clay-bearing soil provides naturally low yields (average 30 hl / ha) and an excellent concentration in the grapes.

Lytton Springs 2011 is a blend of 82% zinfandel supplemented with petite sirah (16%) and carignane (2%) for extra complexity. After fermentation the wine ripens for 14 months in small casks of first second and third year American oak.

 

Robert Parker: 'an intriguing wine'

(92-94 / 100 points)

 

Dusty red cherries flowers and sweet herbs wrap around the finish. There is a translucency to the 2011 that is highly appealing.

Characteristics

Producer Ridge
Country United States
Origin area California
Grape variety Zinfandel
colour Red
Type of wine Quiet
Bottle content 750
Screw cap No
Year 2012
Biological No
Biologically without a certificate No
Drink at  
Alcohol 14.4%
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