1998 York Creek Zinfandel

1998 York Creek Zinfandel

Wine Information

88% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah




York Creek


Napa Valley

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

The timing of 1998’s growing season was in sharp contrast to 1997, which was the earliest in our twenty-eight years at York Creek. This year was the latest. Instead of a late- September harvest, all five zinfandel blocks—Racetrack, Kite Hill, The Mill, Burger Hill, House—were picked during the last three days of October. Fortunately, warm fall weather ripened the grapes as fully as in ’97. The small lots fermented on their naturally-occurring yeast for ten days, then aged in new, one-year-old, and four-year-old air-dried american oak barrels. Petite sirah contributed further spice, structure, and depth of color. This full, rich zinfandel will be at its best over the next five to six years. PD (3/2000)


Since 1962, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching for vineyards where climate, soil, and varietal are ideally matched. Using traditional methods and minimal handling, we strive to produce wines that reflect their site. For more information, or to visit our Monte Bello (Santa Cruz Mountains) and Dry Creek (Sonoma County) wineries, please contact us.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 88.5

No. of Tasting Notes: 11

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