1998 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Grenache
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 14.3%
Price at time of purchase: $19.00 (ATP members)
Type: Grenache
Principal varietal(s): 75% Grenache, 20% Zin, 5% Petite Sirah

Excellent Rhone-styled wine with aromas and flavors of raspberry, blueberry and black pepper (though the black pepper may have something to do with the pepper-crusted tuna being eaten at the same time). Like all Ridge wines, full-bodied, well-balanced, and fruit-driven. Ridge's Grenache seems to get better every year. (HK) - WB Team 2000-06-04


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