Ridge Vineyards York Creek Zinfandel 2001

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $33.99
Item No. 74460
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Winemaker's Notes

Amazingly approachable for a young YC; intense spice/pepper, chewy tannins, balanced fruit and acid; wonderful dusty fruit, but very heavy; peppery, minerally, herbal nose; classic black cherry, anise, licorice; dense, penetrating aromas; a very ripe YC; highly concentrated jammy blueberry; some typically bulky Spring Mountain tannins; really dark forest floor notes; dark floral components; very masculine in character.

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Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He planted vineyards and constructed a winery of redwood and native limestone in time to produce the first vintage of Monte Bello in 1892. The historic building now serves as the Ridge...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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CVI666959_2001

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