| 1998 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah|
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88
Alcohol by volume: 13.9%
Price at time of purchase: $22.00 (ATP members)
Principal varietal(s): 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier
Rated only in the mid-80's when tasted several years ago, this opaque purple wine has evolved nicely, cracking open to reveal blueberry-liqueur-like aromas and earthy flavors with hints of black licorice, vanilla, and straw. Still a bit rustic compared to the elegant Ridge Dry Creek Zinfandels, but will likely continue to evolve positively. - WB Team 2003-11-01
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