Ridge Vineyard Lytton Springs Red Blend

Lavendar and cassis aromas make up the nose. On the palate, cassis, plums, leather, tobacco, and a hint of eucalyptus make a complex and full-bodied palate, a wine that flows from layer to layer, getting better with each change. Tannins are firm and grippy, ready to wrap lovingly around local lamb chops. Highly Recommended. 94 points. DBH

WHO: Ridge Vineyards
WHAT: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane, Mourvedre
WHEN: 2016
WHERE: Dry Creek Valley, California