2018 Ridge, Lytton Springs, Sonoma County
Ahhhh... The historic Ridge Vineyards. Welcome home Ridge. Welcome home.
Ridge has been making phenomenal single vineyards wines since 1962. Starting with the historic Montebello and then 2 years later making their first Zinfandel. For more than 6 years Ridge has been recognized accross the globe for its consistent quality. Ridge is the largest farmer of organic grapes in Sonoma County and in the Santa Cruz mountain appellation. "Just three years after the first Lytton Springs vintage in 1972, it was clear from the consistency of character and quality that this was one of those sites where soil, climate, and varietal were perfectly matched."
The 2018 Lytton Springs is an approachable young wine that is full, rich dark fruit, notes of Blackberry, pepper and licorice notes on nose. Full-bodied with ripe plum. This will age gracefully for the next 10 years.
Meats - Short Ribs, Burgers, Steaks, Pork, BBQ
A Little More...
In 1972, Ridge made its first Lytton Springs from vines planted on the eastern half of the vineyard at the turn of the century. Both the eastern and western portions of the vineyard were purchased in the early 1990s, (In the 1870s, under “Captain” William Litton’s ownership, the two were part of one property; spelling evolved to “Lytton” by 1903.) The vineyard is planted to zinfandel and its principal complementary varietals.