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LYTTON SPRINGS CALIFORNIA 2014

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Vinous
94
Parker
91+
€39.99

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Vintage
2014
Country of origin
USA
Region
California
Parker
91+
Vinous
94
Appellation
California
Volume
0,75 l
Grape variety
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane, Mataro
Serving temperature
15
Drinking window
2016-2026
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Parker review

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. Give bottles 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following decade or more.

Press

Antonio Galloni's Vinous: 94+/100. 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. 94+.