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2010 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley
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About Ridge Vineyards

One of the premier producers of Cabernet and Zinfandel blends in California, Ridge Vineyards thrives on the hands-off approach of longtime winemaker Paul Draper. These wines are generally single-site bottlings that express the unique characteristics of vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley, among others.

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2010 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley

Producer: Ridge Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(made from 67% zinfandel, 23% petite sirah, 7% carignan and 3% mataro):  Glass-staining ruby.  A heady bouquet evokes cherry pie, potpourri, incense and vanilla, with a bright mineral topnote.  Offers and array of ripe red fruit flavors along with notes of allspice and candied lavender.  Rich but lively, with excellent finishing clarity and slow-building, silky tannins adding shape.  (JR)

87 Points | Wine Spectator
93+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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