Monthly Spotlight

Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month’s spotlight is…

2014 York Creek Petite Sirah

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TASTING NOTE

Deep dark in color with appealing aromas of black pepper, brambly fruit and licorice. Layered blackberry and cassis fruit on the palate with a rich tannic core, cocoa and mint on the finish. JO (7/18)

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LOCATION

Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley

HISTORY

In 1968, Fritz Maytag purchased the Herbert Hummel ranch on Spring Mountain, west of St. Helena in Napa Valley. This beautiful property rises from 1250′ to over 2000′, and its climate is cooler than that of the valley below. Most of the land is forested and wild—the watershed of its namesake, York Creek. There are several petite sirah blocks on the ranch. Planted in the early years of the last century, the Devil’s Hill vines were the oldest. In 1971, Ridge used their fruit to make its first York Creek Petite Sirah. The story of how this came about starts in 1967, when Fritz and Paul Draper—friends, at Stanford—set up a winery in Chile’s coast range. When Paul returned to California, joining Ridge as winemaker in August of 1969 it made sense for Fritz to send Paul these amazing grapes.


PAIRINGS

Food

With spring just around the corner, grilling season is almost here. Our York Creek Petite Sirah is a lovely pair with this recipe for Grilled Lamb Kofta, a Persian dish made of ground lamb and spices and grilled on a skewer. This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s perfect for pairing with full-bodied red wines.

Occasion

First Spring dinner on the patio or elevated Sunday lunch

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