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Wine Type >> Zinfandel

Ridge Lytton Springs 2014 (AG94 WA91)

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Ridge Lytton Springs 2014 

產區:Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, United States 

品種:69% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 11% Carignane, 2% Mataro (Mourvedre)

This Lytton Springs Ridge has Black cherry, vanilla, toasty oak and mint aromas. Complex of raspberry, black olive, licorice with chalky tannins. Long finish with intriguing notes of pepper and spice.

94 Points Antonio Galloni:

The 2014 Lytton Springs is another absolutely gorgeous wine. Perhaps because of its relatively recent bottling, the 2004 feels a bit compressed, but there appears to be plenty of complexity and depth hiding behind the acidity and tannin. Far from an easygoing Zinfandel, the 2014 Lytton is a wine to buy and cellar for at least a handful of years. The wine's richness, persistence and vertical intensity all lead me to believe it will be special in time. Black cherry, pomegranate, mint and sweet spices meld into the resonant finish. A kick of tannin from the Petite adds personality, something the 2014 has in spades.

91+ Points The Wine Advocate:

More fresh and elegant than the Geyserville, with a touch more focus, the 2014 Lytton Springs is another beautiful wine from this estate. Made from 69% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah and the rest Carignan and Mourvèdre, aged in 20% new American oak, it boasts fabulous notes of plums, blackberry jam, toasted spice and licorice as well as medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate depth and notable tannin. The Geyserville is a touch sexier, but this will be longer lived. Give bottles 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following decade or more. 


Ridge Lytton Springs 2011 (AG93)

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Ridge Lytton Springs 2011

【加州的Chateau Latour】
Ridge 酒莊的Monte Bello 在2006年重現1976年的『巴黎審判』(法國美國酒Blind Tasting)比賽中贏得第一名,被譽為『加州的Chateau Latour』。

酒莊的另一支典範Lytton Springs, 充分發揮Dry Creek Valley 日熱夜涼微氣侯的優勢,釀造出以單寧結構細膩緊緻著稱的Zinfandel, 加上是老藤釀造,風格獨特堪稱『古典』,是陳年十多年後,依舊散發迷人風乾水果風味的佳釀!

這支Lytton Springs 被美國白宮選為2006日本首相小泉純一郎來訪使用的『白宮國宴用酒』。此外,六星米其林大廚Thomas Keller 擁有被選為世界最佳餐廳的『The French Laundry』,他所出的『五十位名廚的最後晚餐』一書,被指定用Ridge Lytton Springs 做他人生最後一支葡萄酒!

產區:Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, United States 
品種:69% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 11% Carignane, 2% Mataro (Mourvedre)

93 points Antonio Galloni (July 2013): 

The 2011 Lytton Springs has a wonderful burst immediacy to it, backed up by the structure of the year. This isn't the most nuanced Lytton Springs in recent memory. Despite its considerable appeal today, my sense is the 2011 needs a few more years in bottle for all of the elements to fully come together. The blend is 82% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah and 2% Carignane.

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (May 2014):

(includes 16% petite sirah and 2% carignane): Opaque ruby. Dark berry and vanilla scents are lifted by smoky spice and mineral qualities and a touch of white pepper. Sappy and appealingly sweet, offering energetic boysenberry and blueberry flavors that become more tangy with air. Silky and assertively spicy on a penetrating finish that leaves subtle floral and mocha notes on the palate.


Chateau Musar 2001 (WA91)

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Lebanon, Other

Chateau Musar 2001
產區:Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
品種:Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan

93 points Wine & Spirits (Jun 2010):

As elegant as Serge Hochar himself, the man behind Château Musar, this blend of cabernet sauvignon, carignan and cinsault is lithe yet firm. The fruit feels autumnal, in shades of rust red and ocher spice, and is saturated with a spicy, foresty fragrance. It's delicious now, ready for game birds scented with juniper berries, and should live on for another decade. 

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Feb 2010):

Nuanced by cherries and spice, it is quite delicious...The ’00 is the powerhouse bruiser, the most rustic, while the Hochar is the approachable, easier wine. This is the one in the middle, arguably the best balance of fruit and power. On the downside, this is as gamey and funky as the 2000, but the balance is different, the wine seeming fruitier and fleshier, not quite as austere. Depending on your taste, you may find that a good thing, or prefer the more powerful and intellectual 2000. This is still powerful, I hasten to add, with drying notes on the finish, but the fruitiness melds beautifully with the barnyard notes, and it is nicely supported by the tannin rather than overwhelmed. As with the 2000, this should age well, although the 2000 should age longer, and this will be a wine some will love, and some will find has too much barnyard. Personally, I enjoyed it a lot, and was just imagining how it would work with venison. Drink now-2020. 

另外,1999年在著名酒評人 Hugh Johnson “ The World Atlas of Wine “ 中被評為 “ 1001 WINES YOU MUST TASTE BEFORE YOU DIE “,黎巴嫩的 Chateau Musar 是地中海東部最傑出的酒莊。這個世界級酒莊的成功故事,充滿着令人尊敬的奮鬥和堅持執着的態度。 Very high alcohol, high acidity and a lot of extract - the wine was rich, round and full bodied, highly concentrated with a very long finish.


Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

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產區: Lodi, California, United States

品種:100% Zinfandel

2010年份的Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 產自35-80高齡的頭狀整形葡萄樹。這些任意生長下的樹枝生產的果實濃郁而強勁,就像加州一些粗曠的老藤,結出風味出眾的飽滿的葡萄果實。這款強勁的古藤Zinfandel帶有粗曠豐富的黑莓和黑櫻桃風味,巧克力和辛香料伴隨複雜法國和美國橡木桶燒烤味層層環繞。這款酒適合搭配紅燒排骨、辣子雞丁和黑巧克力。