1979 York Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

1979 York Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Information

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot

Vintage

1979

Appellation

Spring Mountain, Napa County

Alcohol By Volume

13.8%

Vintage Notes

In 1979, for the first time, we were able to make each cabernet block at York Creek separately. The resulting wines confirmed the notable effect that soil and exposure can have. Although some blocks stood out, the finest, most complex wine was the combination of all but one. As it develops, oak from the small cooperage will contribute a further dimension to the peppery cabernet fruit so typical of this vineyard. With four or five years of bottle age, it should be showing its full quality. PD (11/81)

History

Begun in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s chateau-size California wineries, that is, those that attempt only the highest quality at the quantity levels of the classified chateaux (up to 40,000 cases). All the wines are aged in small oak cooperage with the majority receiving no cellar treatment other than racking. Located above Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.

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