5% Discount on Mixed Cases. 10% Discount on Un-Mixed Cases


Wine Shop

At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW

About Us


Rhône-style reds - EAST BENCH ZINFANDEL, Ridge. Dry Creek Valley, California

2016 LYTTON SPRINGS, Ridge. Dry Creek, California


Bin: 594
Alcohol Percentage: 14.6%
Area: A vineyard of old bush vines in Dry Creek, Sonoma, just north of Healdsburg; cultivated and marketed by Ridge since 1972. There's an ideal combination of cool, foggy mornings and sunny afternoons, together with gravelly clay soils which retain moisture and help the grapes ripen slowly. All this reins in the otherwise over-prolific Zinfandel vines.
Grape Variety: 69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignan, 2% Mataro; aged for 14 months in American oak (20% new wood).
Producer: Paul Draper's Ridge Vineyards is one of the most respected winer operations in California. Lytton Springs has been fully owned by Ridge since 1991 and now has it's own (very Eco) winery in the vineyard, where they also make a number of small batch bottling. It is run by the softly spoken but completely authoritative John Olney.
Cellar Potential: Lytton Spings is drinkable young but always lasts 15 years without fuss.
Old Bridge Rating: Pure pleasure.

£55.00 per bottle
£52.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£49.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

Share this product: Share this wine on Facebook Share this wine on Twitter Share this wine on Pinterest
5% discount on mixed cases of 6.
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.