Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Ridge Vineyards

Just in time for Thanksgiving!

2016 Ridge Lytton Springs...$23.99 / 375ml
2016 Ridge Lytton Springs...$42.99 / 750ml 
2016 Ridge Lytton Springs...$87.99 / 1.5 liter
The 2016 Lytton Springs is a powerful, dense wine. Black cherry, plum, lavender, new leather, cloves, licorice and menthol flesh out. Deep, plush and richly textured, the 2016 Lytton Springs packs a real punch. The 23% Petite Sirah is felt in the wine's darkness and overall gravitas. There is more than enough richness and structure to support many years of fine drinking. What a gorgeous wine this is.
Rated 95/100 Vinous Media

2016 Ridge Lytton Petite Sirah....$38.99
The 2016 Petite Syrah Lytton Springs is another fabulous wine in this range. Dense and powerful, the 2016 is endowed with striking depth and tons of character. The Petite tannins are nicely tamed in a wine that offers superb quality and pedigree. Creme de cassis, graphite, lavender and mint are front and center. The 2016 remains quite primary though, so readers need to be patient.
Rated 94+/100 Vinous Media

2016 Ridge Vineyards Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel....$33.99
The 2016 Zinfandel Ponzo, from a site in the Russian River Valley, is a wine of power, density and impact. Black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit are nicely pushed forward. This is an especially succulent, fleshy style. The nuance and delineation of the best wines in this range isn't quite there, but the Ponzo makes up for that with its immediacy.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

2016 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Pagani Ranch...$39.99
The 2016 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is bright, focused and beautifully perfumed. Bright red cherry, blood orange, pomegranate, mint and rose petal notes are all lifted in this exquisite, finessed Zinfandel. Silky, medium in body and gracious, the 2016 is absolutely sublime. The oak is just a bit pronounced at this stage, but that should not be an issue over time.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

Perfect 100 point wine!

2015 Ridge Monte Bello $189.98
 (only 12 bottles available)
Stunning depth, power, purity and elegance. The blackcurrants and plums are fresh and intense on the nose with blueberries and gently herbal notes, too. The palate has a keenly articulated array of vibrant tannins that hold long, fresh and pure. It invokes a sense of wonderment at the finish. So long and so pure. This blend of 77 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 11 per cent merlot, seven per cent petit verdot and five percent cabernet franc, is just at the start of a wonderful journey. Try from 2021.
Rated 100/100 James Suckling
Rated 98+/100 Vinous

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