I tasted this today with winemaker John Olney (VP of winemaking at Lytton Springs), and Gerald Stone (Director of Quality Control/Chemist at Lytton Springs):
And for those who can’t, for whatever reason, see the pic of my Remington Noiseless notes:
2011 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Rose
Lovely aromatics, as they should be for a wine of this style; generous tangerine, sprightly ruby grapefruit, and most appealing of all, fine layers of subtle watermelon and mouth-watering watermelon rind. Don’t look for overtly cloying strawberry notes or oodles of sweet fruit though; this is clear, crisp, just a tad leafy, and a lot refreshing. Palate-weight is appropriately light and playful, and the finish is surprisingly long for a wine of this style. Good acidity, though not as citrus-driven as some iterations of type; more languid than biting, more structural than citric. Overall, an exceedingly pleasant and refreshing wine that will be sheer bliss on a warm summer day.
And from the back label, some details from John: