Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Sonoma 2012
Dark purple color. Nose of spices, small black berries, brown sugar, but it’s the finesse of the wine that impress the most. Same aromatic profile on the palate, the wine’s finesse goes along with its vigor and youth. Long finish with a little heat, but this wine is so good! Have to be decanted if drank now to lower its current strenght, but then so enjoyable. Excellent (91), but will be even better.
Blend of Zinfandel (70%), Petite Sirah (21%), Carignan and Mataro. Aged 14 months in American oak barrels, 25% new, 55% from 1 to 3 wines and 20% of 4 wines. Alcohol level of 14,4%
The 2014 vintage is currently available in SAQ stores for 62,25$ (Code SAQ : 12986196)
Ridge Vineyards website: ridgewine.com
They are represented in Québec by LCC Vins et Spiritueux: lccvins.com
Here is a video of Ridge’s winemaker tlaking about this specific wine: