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From one of the leading practitioners of Zinfandel, the Lytton Springs is a traditional vineyard blend. Although it’s mostly Zinfandel, there are some other grapes, including a dollop of Petite Syrah, and is aged in air-dried American oak, of which 15% is new. It shows a fairly complex, savoury, herby/spicy nose with a leathery, herbaceous edge. Dry, savoury tannins dominate the palate, with lots of herby spiciness. The fruit is just beginning to dry out a little, so I’d be tempted to drink this sooner rather than later. Still quite tannic though. A lovely savoury food wine, and a far cry from some of the sweet, alcoholic interpretations of Zinfandel common in California. Very good+ 

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Cupertino, Santa Cruz

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