- 95 Punkte VINOUS Antonio Galloni: "The 2016 Lytton Springs is a powerful, dense wine. Black cherry, plum, lavender, new leather, cloves, licorice and menthol flesh out. Deep, plush and richly textured, the 2016 Lytton Springs packs a real punch. The 23% Petite Sirah is felt in the wine's darkness and overall gravitas. There is more than enough richness and structure to support many years of fine drinking. What a gorgeous wine this is."- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, William Kelley: "The 2016 Lytton Springs is also excellent, offering up aromas of crushed currants, plums, candied violets and baked clay. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and youthfully chewy, with a crunchy core of fruit and fine-grained but firm structuring tannins. It's a bit more burly and rustic than the satiny, sumptuous Geyserville this year?no surprise, given that the blend contains fully 23% Petite Sirah (alongside 69% Zinfandel, 6% Carignane and 2% Mataro)."
- 17,5 Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON, Elaine Chukan Brown: "69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignan, 2% Mataro.
Perfumed aromatics with a juicy palate. Lovely structural balance of abundant while supple tannins and mouth-watering acidity through a long finish. Notes of mixed fruits with an accent of pepper. Just a bit of heat on the finish."
|Rebsorte(n):||Carignan Mourvedre Petite Sirah Zinfandel|
|Jancis Robinson:||17,5 JR|
|Reben:||69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane, 2% Mataro (Mourvedre)|
|% vol Alk:||14,4|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Winemaker Tasting Notes Complex aromas of vanilla, raspberry and black pepper. Full bodied with firm acidity, focused blackberry fruit and an elegant lingering finish. JO (7/18) Vintage Notes Welcome winter rains brought relief from the drought. Fine weather in May was ideal for flowering and fruit set; crop levels rebounded to near normal levels. Natural yeast fermen-tations were slow but steady. Plentiful color and tannin balanced the sumptuous dark fruit typical of Lytton Springs. Aging for fourteen months in tempered american oak adds a touch of spice. Appealing as a young wine, this exceptional vintage will mature over the next ten years. History 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. Growing Season Rainfall: 38 inches (just below normal) Bloom: Mid-May Weather: A wet December and January helped ease the drought which emphatically ended in March. Fine weather in May rebounded our crop to near normal levels. Harvest started early (late-August) and finished in mid-September. Winemaking Harvest Dates: 29 August ? 15 September Grapes: Average Brix 24.8° Fermentation: Full crush ? 100% Natural primary and secondary; pressed at eight days Barrels: 100% air-dried american oak barrels (15% new; 45% one, two and three years old; 40% four and five years old). Aging: Fourteen months in barrel Hand-harvested, sustainably grown, estate grapes; destemmed and crushed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally occurring bacteria; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35 parts per million at crush, 71 ppm over the course of aging); 0.3% water addition; pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur:||CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Hamburger Str. 14-20, 25436 Tornesch|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Ridge Vineyards / Monte Bello, 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA, www.ridgewines.com|