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2008 Ridge US Red Blend "Lytton Springs"

Ridge 2008 Lytton Springs

Winery: Ridge

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Lytton Springs"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, & 5% Carignane

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 13,250

KWG Score: 93 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 30, 2011

Wine Review: This very dark ruby red blend is dominated by Zinfandel. It opens with a mild blueberry bouquet with gentle hints of oak and black raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, fruit forward, and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty plum with hints black raspberry and a kiss of old oak right at the end. The finish is dry and its medium tannins are pleasant, dusty and are nicely prolonged. This wine paired well with our braised pork tacos. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Ripe nose of raspberry, plum, pepper and chapparel. Blackberry, mineral and vanilla notes dominate the palate. Well integrated tannins typical of this classic vineyard add to the long finish.

Organic status: not organic

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