2000 York Creek Petite Sirah

2000 York Creek Petite Sirah

Wine Information

100% Petite Sirah

Vintage

2000

Vineyard

York Creek

Appellation

Napa Valley

Alcohol By Volume

13.7%

Vintage Notes

This year’s early spring enabled the petite sirah vines at York Creek to set a full crop. In the three parcels we harvest—Upper Dynamite, Sonoma, and Burger Hill—the grapes ripened by late September. We destemmed them, and left roughly forty percent as whole berries to moderate tannin extraction. After three days, a vigorous natural fermentation began, carrying the wine to dryness within a week of harvest. We kept the three lots separate through pressing, completion of a natural malolactic, and racking to barrel. Combined after a year, the wine spent an additional year in barrel, further softening the still-substantial tannins. Intense black raspberry fruit and classic black pepper spice characterize this exceptional petite sirah. It is appealing now, but will richly reward those with the patience to wait twenty years.

History

Since 1962, Ridge has explored California in search of great vineyards where climate, soil, and varietal are perfectly matched.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 91

No. of Tasting Notes: 11

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