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RIDGE VINEYARDS LYTTON SPRINGS 2010 RIDGE VINEYARDS LYTTON SPRINGS 2010

Lytton Springs is a very different wine to the Geyserville. It is a wine of great finesse and good structure with a lovely beguiling perfume and the structure to last for a good 15 years. The Wine Advocate rated it 93+ points.





Also available in-bond. Contact us for details and prices.


VINEYARD
The vineyard is located on the western edge of Alexander Valley, Sonoma County at an elevation of around 200 ft with a southern exposure. The climate gives occasional morning fog, warm days with frequent evening breezes.

The soil is a gravelly loam. The vines are head trained (no trellis), spur pruned and give a yield of 1 to 3 tons per acre.

VINEYARD
The vineyard is located in bench and hills separating Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys, just north of Healdsburg, Sonoma County. The vineyards are at an elevation of 80 to 160 ft with a south-easterly exposure. The climate gives occasional morning fog, warm days with frequent evening breezes.

The soil is varied, with a predominance of gravelly clay; gravelly clay loam on hillsides. The vines are head trained (no trellis), spur pruned and give a yield of 1½ to 3 tons per acre.

Summer 2010 on the North Coast was the coolest in forty years. This changed abruptly in late August, when two days of extreme heat sunburned the clusters. Most of the zinfandel had yet to color; it was the hardest-hit of any varietal. Fifty percent of the grapes were damaged, and cut out. The vines recovered, yielding clean fruit, and wonderfully firm acidity.

GRAPE VARIETIES
67% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 7% Carignane, 3% Mataro (Mourvèdre),

VINIFICATION
The grapes were harvested between 9 September -14 October at an average Brix of 25°.

The primary and secondary (malolactic) fermentation was undertaken using natural-yeasts. The pulp was pressed after 9 days.

The wine was then aged in 100% air-dried American oak 20% of which were new, 53% under three years old and 27% four to five years old for 14 months.

TASTING NOTE
Briary blackberry, dark cherry and pepper on the nose. Palate full bodied, viscous with well coated tannins, plum and cocoa. Long finish with bright acidity

CLOSURE:    Cork

ALCOHOL:    14.4% (10.8 units per bottle)




Per Bottle 26.99

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