95pts Tasting Panel
Vibrant cherry color with a bright berry nose; velvety with sweet new oak and lovely spice. Ripe blackberry joins deep, resonant flavors of spice in this blend of 74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, and 2% Mataro.
92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Ridge Lytton Springs is bright and active on the palate. This wine exhibits attractive and aromatic red fruits. Enjoy is palate richness and zesty finish with a mildly-season Porchetta. (Tasted: January 30, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Lytton Springs is made up of 74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane and 2% Mataro. It aged in 100% air-dried American oak, 10% new. Medium ruby-purple, it opens with dried flowers, autumn leaves and cinnamon stick notions over a core of crushed red cherries, dried cranberries, apricot, underbrush, red currant and black cherries with a super spicy undercurrent. The palate is medium-bodied, spicy and fresh with a grainy frame and juicy freshness, finishing long and lifted.
90pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Lytton Springs is a step back from the incredible 2016 yet still has plenty to love. A blend of 74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and the rest Carignan, it offers a plummy, spice-filled effort that has medium-bodied richness, a bright spine of acidity, a sappy floral character, and a balanced, clean finish. Drink it over the coming decade.
Nose of plum, blackberry, and licorice. Plentiful raspberry fruit on entry with notes of pepper sage, well-coated tannins, and long layered finish.
Blend: 74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, 2% Mataro