|Goes well with||Barbecue, Beef, Duck, Game, Lamb, Pork, Roast Chicken, Roast Meats|
|Country/Region||USA, USA/Monte Bello|
|Grape type||Carignan, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel|
|Drinking style||Big, bold, powerful|
In 1972, Ridge made its first Lytton Springs from vines planted on the eastern half of the vineyard at the turn of the century, and purchased both the eastern and western portions of the vineyard in the early 1990s, (In the 1870s, under "Captain" William Litton's ownership, the two were part of one property; spelling evolved into "Lytton" by 1903.)
The vineyard is planted to zinfandel and its principal complementary varietals. This has beautiful notes of bramble fruits on the nose, that develop to notes of clay, earth, mineral, sweet toasty oak and crushed pepper on the palate. Rich tannins, solid structure; Intense blackberry fruit, exotic spice. Long, complex finish. Classic Lytton Springs.