A dark crimson red core with a purplish rim. The bouquet shows aromas of rich blackberry and plum with notes of aniseed. Full-bodied with dark bramble fruit notes with well-coated tannins on the palate. The long finish reveals layers of black liquorice and dried sage notes.
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs
for the equivalent of £47.95 a bottle
Grower: Ridge Vineyards
Grape Variety: Zinfandel / Petite Syrah / Carignan
Style: Savoury and Vibrant
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 14.6% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
2 in stock
Ridge Vineyards has a rich history as a California wine producing estate that dates all the way back to 1885. The modern era for Ridge Vineyards begins 10 years later in 1959. That was the year three Stanford scientists pooled their money to purchase the estate. The 1960’s were an important decade for Ridge Vineyards. Ridge Vineyards shifted to 100% organic farming techniques by 1999. Much of the success for the wines of Ridge Vineyards is due to their terroir. The vineyards are located in perhaps the coolest, if the not coldest terroir in California for growing wine grapes. Situated only 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the vineyard site for the estates top wine, Ridge Monte Bello vineyard is located at extremely high elevations that range from 1,300 feet 2,700 feet above sea level.