1997 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (Still available in some markets)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 80% Zin, 15% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane, 2% Mataro, 1% Grenache

Superb Zinfandel. Beautifully balanced, rich, complex, and fruit-filled. Expansive nose of liquified dark cherries, black raspberries, and rose hips with notes of herbs and creosote. Has 14.9% alcohol but comes across as round and elegant rather than alcoholic. Along with the Geyserville, a benchmark wine in virtually every vintage. - WB Team 2000-07-28

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