2006 Ridge Vineyards, Grenache “Lytton Estate” Dry Creek Valley.
This is a very nice and ripe Grenache from Ridge that shows hearty fruit, spice and lush texture. The addition of 10% Petite Sirah and 10% Zinfandel helps with color and palate intensity, plus giving a bit of tannins and a lift to this lavish wine. The nose shows a grenadine and floral tone while the fruit is very mouth filling and sweetly flavored with boysenberry, pie filling, raspberry and plum layers with hints of strawberry jam, licorice, subtle spice and oak notes. Ridge has been offing limited production wines through their wine club and at their tasting rooms, and you should visit whenever you get the opportunity.
($28 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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