Jenise wrote:For you PS lovers. From JJ Buckley in California. If you're not a "private client" you can instantly become one. The guy I deal with there is Geoff Binder, just ask for him and you're in.
2011 Ridge Vineyards
'Lytton Springs Estate' Petite Sirah
Private Client Price: $24.68
(J.J. Buckley Reg: $45.99)
"The 2011 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate is fabulous. There is plenty of varietal notes in the glass, but the mid-weight structure is classic Ridge. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and melted road tar are layered into the explosive finish.."
-Antonio Galloni, 94+ points
"Endowed with a stunning set of terroirs, the vision of Paul Draper and the talent of winemaker Eric Baugher, Ridge is set to build on an extraordinary legacy of world-class wines. Ridge is one of the best and most intelligently run wineries anywhere in the world...Prices remain exceedingly fair for what are world-class wines in every way."
TomHill wrote:Hmmm.....that price ($46) seems a bit steep, Jenise. I got mine from the wnry at $30. Maybe they bought a bunch at that price & jacked up the price now that it's sold out at Ridge.
My take on the Ridge Lytton PS: Does not come anywhere close to the Ridge YorkCreek PS of yrs past. It's good stuff, though, and at $30. fairly priced.
David M. Bueker wrote:The '71 and '74 Ridge York Creek PS bottlings are the two greatest PS wines I have ever had, and the '71 is in my top ten wines of all time.
The Lytton is good, but sometimes just makes it harder to think about what is gone.
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