Lytton Springs has become synonymous with classic Dry Creek zinfandel. It shows potent, ripe boysenberry and blackberry, but also a pronounced rusticity and earthiness often attributed to its blending varietals; petite sirah and carignane. Acid and tannin are firm, yet not overwhelming; in youth, at least, fruit predominates. This balanced, powerful wine becomes more nuanced with age, and it often holds for more than a decade.
“This Zinfandel blend (with 32% Petite Sirah and 6% Carignan) has an intense purple juciness, plenty of tannins from 14 months in oak, plus a slightly burly, rustic character. Drink 2020-2030”