Ridge Lytton Springs, Red Blend
Blend: 70% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane, 3% Mataro (Mourvedre)
This is Zinfandel with structure and depth, certainly a cellar-worthy wine that will unwind with time. Deep purple in colour, the nose shows aromas of black pepper, cassis, and licorice. The palate is rich with layered plum and blackberry fruit, medium-bodied with silky tannins. The smoky notes of earthy, herbal California chapparal linger on the finish.