Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel Blend 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

The most generously fruity of Ridge Zins. Black berry and stewed fruit in the front, young and opulent at first compared to their other wines. More resolved and firm in the back with a near perfect juxtaposition of acidity and tannin. White pepper in the finish. A bit hot and jumpy at this time. Great potential but needs some softening time still.

The most generously fruity of Ridge Zins. Black berry and stewed fruit in the front, young and opulent at first compared to their other wines. More resolved and firm in the back with a near perfect juxtaposition of acidity and tannin. White pepper in the finish. A bit hot and jumpy at this time. Great potential but needs some softening time still.

9.0

Martin Bergo Delectable Pro

This Sonoma blend of mostly zin and p.s. is dark purple with medium viscosity; wonderful dark red and blue fuits, raspberries, tea, earth, liquorice, and oak on the nose; fruit-forward, balanced and elegant and with a smooth long finish. Great value!

This Sonoma blend of mostly zin and p.s. is dark purple with medium viscosity; wonderful dark red and blue fuits, raspberries, tea, earth, liquorice, and oak on the nose; fruit-forward, balanced and elegant and with a smooth long finish. Great value!

9.3

John Howard Delectable Pro

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

Wow!

Wow!

9.5

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

Prefer to three valleys. Ageable and affordable. Can taste the new oak in the mid-palate along with dusty fruit and strong, brooding tannins. Tastes throughout the day and was never the same incarnation. Quite the experience.... putting some away for a rainy day.

Prefer to three valleys. Ageable and affordable. Can taste the new oak in the mid-palate along with dusty fruit and strong, brooding tannins. Tastes throughout the day and was never the same incarnation. Quite the experience.... putting some away for a rainy day.

9.2

Peter Handel

Great structure, balance, and complexity. Classic!

Great structure, balance, and complexity. Classic!

9.3

Peter Handel

Wonderful depth - nice pepper and fruit.

Wonderful depth - nice pepper and fruit.

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

I was able to attend another Wednesday Wine Committee this week and it did not disappoint (they never do). As normal, all wines are tasted blind (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert). My red of the day. Proudly, I actually guessed the blend and the producer correct (thought it was either Ridge, Carlisle or Martinelli). Figured it to be young. Inky color. Jam packed up front with black fruit and a small amount of blueberries, but the mid palate showed more finesse and the finish was gorgeous. Still tight, but lots of potential.

I was able to attend another Wednesday Wine Committee this week and it did not disappoint (they never do). As normal, all wines are tasted blind (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert). My red of the day. Proudly, I actually guessed the blend and the producer correct (thought it was either Ridge, Carlisle or Martinelli). Figured it to be young. Inky color. Jam packed up front with black fruit and a small amount of blueberries, but the mid palate showed more finesse and the finish was gorgeous. Still tight, but lots of potential.

9.4

jojo russo

Balanced, steady & clean.. easy fromt & back with minimal dominating note. ...great vlaue

Balanced, steady & clean.. easy fromt & back with minimal dominating note. ...great vlaue

9.0

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

Our friends shared anecdotes about hanging out with Paul Draper in the 1970s, so it had to be a Ridge night. What a stunner with masses of tannins and acidity, rich with black cherries. It could do with a few years but fun to try now.

Our friends shared anecdotes about hanging out with Paul Draper in the 1970s, so it had to be a Ridge night. What a stunner with masses of tannins and acidity, rich with black cherries. It could do with a few years but fun to try now.

9.3

Martin Davies

Big and bold with BBQ lamb. Perfect.

Big and bold with BBQ lamb. Perfect.

9.3

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm