2003 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Late Harvest
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 16.1%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library wine (from winery))
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 100% Zinfandel

I infinitely prefer the regular Lytton Springs bottlings, but recognize that the winemaker has to make different choices when the grapes in a certain block get over-ripe. The 2.6% residual sugar has helped retain the fruit - plums, black cherry, and raisins are at the forefront - but has also, to my taste, sucked most of the vibrancy out this wine. Obviously well-made; just not my cup of tea. Definitely a dessert/cheese wine as opposed to a wine to be served with main courses. - HK 2009-08-13


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