During a recent lecture, my professor wanted the group to drink a glass of wine during the lecture. He was looking for a specific bottle of Ridge that I did not have. I did have a bottle of a 2008 Lytton Estate. The blend was interesting and both Chris and I enjoyed it very much. Sometimes you have to break the Cabernet Sauvignon cycle and try something new. I would recommend this wine to everyone.
Medium color depth with a ruby hue.
Moderate, young fruity with aromas of dark fruit, black cherry, spice, cocoa.
Dry, medium bodied with lively acidity. Medium tannins and slightly astringent. Rich mid-palate flavors with a long lingering savory finish.
How much: $32.00
Region/appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma.
Blend: 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache
I rated the 2008 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah Grenache red wine three glasses. Great wine!
Life is too short to drink crappy wine. Expand your palate and keep trying.