2016 Lytton Springs, 2016 Geyserville
Alexander Valley, California
73% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 7% Petit Sirah, 3% Alicante Bouschet
“Following four years of drought, winter storms finally delivered more rainfall. The vines responded by setting a full crop. Harvest was completed in the month of September. Once assembled, the wine spent twelve months in barrel integrating the fruit and tannins. This exotic wine shows the great complexity of a field blend. Appealing now, it will reach full maturity within the next fifteen years.
Saturated ruby in color. Plum and black cherry fruit aromas, mint, and gravelly earth. Ripe bramble fruit on entry, balanced acidity, and elegant tannins. Long finish.”
2016 Lytton Springs
69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Syrah, 6% Carignane, 2% Mataro (Mourvedre)
“Welcome winter rains brought relief from the drought. Fine weather in May was ideal for flowering and fruit set; crop levels rebounded to near normal levels. Natural yeast fermen-tations were slow but steady. Plentiful color and tannin balanced the sumptuous dark fruit typical of Lytton Springs. Aging for fourteen months in tempered american oak adds a touch of spice. Appealing as a young wine, this exceptional vintage will mature over the next ten years.
Complex aromas of vanilla, raspberry and black pepper. Full bodied with firm acidity, focused blackberry fruit and an elegant lingering finish.” Winery Notes