California, Dry Creek Valley
Ridge, Lytton Springs, Dry Creek Valley, California, USA, 1500ml
As is typical of Ridge wines, this is a blend of more than just Zinfandel. 74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, and 2% Mataro. Ripe, but earthy brambly black fruits, spiced plums and black cherry. Cracked pepper, blackberry, and liquorice are surrounded by herbal notes of sage and long layered tannins. A very concentrated wine that shows barrel notes from 14 months of oak, but also has a freshness to its fruit components.