The grapes for this wine are grown in three viticultural areas—Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander Valleys. The varietal mix parallels traditional "field blends" found in old—especially Italian—plantings throughout Sonoma. Despite its depth and structure, Lytton Station is best drunk young, when the rich fruit is especially lively and appealing. Expect the raspberry and blackberry so typical of this region's old-vine zinfandel, along with complexity imparted by the other varietals. Petite sirah contributes spice and color; carignane brings firm acid, bright fruit flavors, and a certain elegance.