1978 York Creek Zinfandel

1978 York Creek Zinfandel

Wine Information

85% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah




York Creek


Napa County

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

At York Creek, the Zinfandel is divided into a number of widely separated and quite different blocks. The upper vineyard ripens last and seems to add greater fruit and definition to the wine. In 1978 when almost all our other Zinfandels overripened in the unusually warm weather before harvest, the York Creek did not and gave us this full, elegant wine. It should begin to open up by fall, but would benefit from several years of bottle age. PD (4/80)


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: 91.3

No. of Tasting Notes: 13

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