Ridge Vineyards York Creek Zinfandel 2004

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$29.99
Item No. 88499
  • red wine
  • CG89
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Winemaker's Notes

Since 1999, this dry-farmed Spring Mountain vineyard has produced a series of opulent, late-picked wines. In this vintage, weather conditions and close attention to varying ripeness within each block have resulted in a zinfandel reminiscent of the seventies and eighties, more in the style of a fine table wine. The eight parcels fermented separately on their natural yeasts, and were pressed at eight days; a natural malolactic finished in four weeks. The firm structure of this classic York Creek required extended barrel aging. Beautifully balanced and approachable now, it will benefit from a year or two in bottle, and develop fully over the next ten years.

Critical Acclaim

"13% Petite Sirah. Ripe in tone without suggesting dried grapes or high alcohol and filled out by a roasted vanilla scent, this one is fairly full in body and slightly fleshy in mouthfeel. After a trace of early fat in its texture disappears into a firm, zesty latter half, the wine calms down and turns just a touch dry for its size. It is clearly in need of roasted meats with savory seasonings to bring out its best over the next five years."
89 Points

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Mike Sengewalt - Morgantown, WV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Ridge Zins never disappoint and this Ridge York Creek Zin is another winner.
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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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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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