1985 York Creek Zinfandel

1985 York Creek Zinfandel

Wine Information

90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah




York Creek


Napa County

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

1985 is a classic vintage for California, and this wine is classic York Creek Zinfandel. The spicy/berry fruit typical of Spring Mountain builds on the firm, chalky tannins of the vineyard. The wine aged fifteen months in small cooperage, of which 20% was new oak – relatively high percentage for our Zinfandels. Its balance ensures accesibility at release, yet its strucure promises four or five years of profitable bottle age. PD (5/87)


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

No. of Tasting Notes: 4

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