The expansive views are breathtaking in every direction, looking out toward the Alexander Valley. Cool, foggy mornings, hot afternoon sun and breezy evenings are ideal growing conditions for Zinfandel.
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs’ current flagship wine is the 2012 Lytton Springs, a spicy field blend of 113 year-old vines of Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Carignane and Mataro. Having survived Prohibition, climate change and years of neglect, these grapes are hand-selected from the five to seven center rows of the vineyard for the iconic field blend.
Historically, Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs vineyard was once part of land owned by Captain William Litton, who developed the springs and built a hotel just east of the vineyard during the last half of the 19th century. The resort was built for wealthy San Franciscans who would travel to the area by train to “take the waters.” [Read more…]