Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2005 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel **

Dark plum turning cherry at the rim. Mild lavendar and raspberry leaves on the nose, but very restrained. Full throttle acidity and then the mild fruits emerge - dark fruits, mulberries, sour plum and sour cherry. There's dried flowers here too, and bay leaf, with a coarse texture. This has a very full midpalate and the finish is dry and a little dusty. This is very good and nicely restrained, and while less voluptuous then the Old School it is perhaps more elegant.

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