1979 York Creek Zinfandel

1979 York Creek Zinfandel

Wine Information

88% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah




York Creek


Napa County

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

The differing soils and exposures of the several Zinfandel blocks at York Creek and the Petite Sirah in the one mixed block seem to be major contributors to the unusual complexity of these wines. In addition, the mountain location protects the vineyuard from the extremes of heat in the valley below and assures greater quality. This beautifully balanced wine combines an earthy character with the varietal spice and the oak of small cooperage aging. Although it should be excellent tasting this fall, it will develop more fully with three or four years of bottle age. DRB (1/80)


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


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