100% Petite Sirah
In this cool growing season, the old vines at York Creek set two-thirds the crop they had in 1974. The color was not deeper, but the spiciness and, what I can seldom distinguish in this varietal, namely fruit, were both considerably more intense. This fine wine will improve further with four or five years of bottle Age. As with all our Petite Sirahs, it should be decanted just before serving to allow it to open up.
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.
Average Rating: 92.6
No. of Tasting Notes: 8
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