We stopped by Lord Nelsons one of my favorite restaurants in Burlington for a special celebration and chose this wine to go with our veal cutlets. The wine is dark in color with lots of dark fruits coming through on the nose. The wine on the mid pallet is dominated by the same dark fruits, with Cherries, blackberries all screaming for attention. The sugar is nicely under control as are the alcohol and oak. This is a well made smooth Zinf. Not as edgy as some. There was not a lot of jammyness to this one. The finish is on the lighter side of medium and was not as dry as one would expect from the XD on the LCBO web site. The wine held up well to the veal and complimented it quite nicely. I would give it a 90. Yummy.
From the LCBO web site:
RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS 2007 VINTAGES 982413 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 44.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: California/Californie, United States
By: Ridge Vineyards
Release Date: Oct 30, 2010
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine (Jan. 2010) awarded this wine a score of 91 points.
The 2007 Lytton Springs Proprietary Red (71% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, and 7% Carignan) exhibits a similar dark ruby/purple hue [to Ridge’s Monte Bello Proprietary Red] as well as more black fruits and spice in the impressive aromatics. It is a fuller-bodied, richer wine with beautiful texture, purity, and length. Enjoy it over the next 7-10 years. Score – 92. (Robert Parker Jr., www.erobertparker.com, Feb. 2010)
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