1974 York Creek Petite Sirah

1974 York Creek Petite Sirah

Wine Information

100% Petite Sirah

Vintage

1974

Vineyard

York Creek

Appellation

Napa Valley

Alcohol By Volume

13.9%

Vintage Notes

This superior harvest gave us a big crop from the closely spaced, old vines on Devil’s hill. Our usual long fermentation produced such dominant tannin that we decided to lightly fine. This, in turn, had the further advantage of reducing the mustiness typical of the variety. The resulting wine is one of the finest Petit Sirahs we have made and will need several years to show its full potential.

History

Ridge wine is made with an emphasis on quality and naturalness that is rarely attempted. Our grapes are grown in select vineyards (usually identified on the label), where they are left to ripen to peak maturity, often at some loss of quantity. We let the wine settle and age in small barrels, with only rare cellar treatment other than racking. Varieties are not blended unless indicated on the label. Near Black Mountain on Monte Bello Ridge, our main vineyard is 10 miles south of Palo Alto, 15 miles inland from the ocean, and over 2000 feet in elevation.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 91.8

No. of Tasting Notes: 19

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