Thursday, January 20, 2011

2007 Ridge "Lytton Springs"

     I roasted a pork tenderloin for dinner last night and decided to open a bottle of 2007 Ridge "Lytton Springs" red wine to serve with it. This wine is a blend of 71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah and 7% Carignane. 

     In the glass, it was a clear ruby with a rosy-colored rim. It had fresh aromas of blackberry and cedar. It was full-bodied and well-balanced with 14.4% abv, medium acidity and medium tannins. Flavors were more of a mixed raspberry/blackberry with some spicy clove notes. It had a medium+ length, smooth, light fruity finish. Very easy drinking!