Marlyne K wrote:Have a few bottles of Lytton Springs and Geyserville from the late '90's through the '09. Used to get info as to when they might be in their prime (or over the hill), but don't have it now, and wondered about what I might expect when we open the bottles. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Sam Platt wrote:We just tasted the 2002 Lytton Springs alongside the 2002 Monte Bello this past Saturday evening. It's not exactly apples to apples, but I thought the Lytton was starting to fade compared to the Monte Bello. The nose was quite muted on the Lytton and the fruit had faded. The Monte Bello had a killer nose. It was smooth and well integrated with plenty of fruit still showing. That was the first time we had tasted that vintage of either wine.
PS: Both wines were double decanted about 4 hours before drinking.
TomHill wrote:The Ridge recommended drink by date on the LyttonSprings was 2004-2010. So would guess it was starting to fade a bit.
Marlyne K wrote:I don't know if I should ask this here, or write to the magazines, but ... I get Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, and notice that they hardly EVER mention Ridge wines. Personally, I met the Geyserville back in the mid-90's, and have loved them (and purchased them annually) ever since. I have yet to be disappointed in one and it seems, from this discussion, other people agree with me. Is it politics ???
David Bueker wrote:Sounds like your 2002 was off. My last taste of the 2002 was in early 2012, and there was a long way to go.
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