Stop number one in California wine country and what a way to begin 😃🍷
We started at Ridge Lytton Springs in Sonoma (no easy feat considering the night before..)
This was such an amazing experience, not only with the stellar quality of wine but also with direction from Ridge’s star taster Denise 🙌
Well worth a visit! •2016 Chardonnay
Beautifully full and buttery on the nose.
Super elegant, rich and buttery on the palate, excellent texture and not too loud considering 85% American oak •Paso Robles 2016 Zin Dusi Ranch
Light, good structure, acid peaking through- great lunch time red- not too big •East Bench Zinfandel 2016
Bright, fruity nose. Elegant and fruity on the palate. Easy to drink and prominent lively acid. •2016 Hooker Creek Zinfandel
Fruity and spicy on the nose. On the palate unsurprisingly loose.. good acid and soft tannins. •2015 Carmichael Zin/Petit Sirah.
Beautifully rich nose, sweet fruit coming up.
On the palate excellent texture, fruity and rich, bolder than the previous two. •Geyserville 2016
Beautiful melding of flavours, ripe stone fruit, good texture and again great acid structure. •Lytton Springs 2015
Bright acid structure, easy to drink, beautiful wine and such an interesting blend- Zinfandel, Petit sirah, carignane and Mataro. •2013 Lytton Estate Syrah
Gorgeous northern Rhone style (Syrah and a touch of Viognier)
Elegant, rich, lifted- absolutely gorgeous - my highlight so far. •Estate Cab 2015 - absolutely gorgeous nose, typical cab with a lovely American richness. On the palate super built to last- very grippy tannin structure- monster wine. •Ridge Monte Bello 2014 (their super premium)
Holy moly, this really is mega gorgeous- elegant, restrained, full.
Bright, built to last but with such soft, elegant tannins - enjoy it now or cellar for your death bed, whenever that may be. -perfection. .
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