2000 York Creek Late Picked Zinfandel

2000 York Creek Late Picked Zinfandel

Wine Information

75% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah




York Creek


Napa Valley

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

A mild growing season and warm September weather on Spring Mountain ripened these grapes very fully, producing a wine similar to the 1999. The zinfandel was de-stemmed and crushed; most was submerged-cap fermented. The petite sirah was also de-stemmed, but left as whole berries, and a floating cap fermentation helped to control the amount of tannin extracted. Over the years we have included as much as fifteen percent petite sirah in the York Creek Zinfandel; with this wine we preferred a surprising twenty-five percent. The additional tannin gives definition – and greater length on the palate – to the rich, jammy zinfandel fruit, balancing the wine’s almost late-harvest style. Color is deep, structure firm. Integrated and approachable now, this big zinfandel will be at its best over the next five to seven years. PD (2/02)


Since 1962, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare sites where climate, soil, and varietal are ideally matched. Using traditional methods, we strive for exceptional wines from distinctive fruit.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 85.5

No. of Tasting Notes: 21

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