Ridge Zinfandel Spring Mountain District York Creek 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Flowering and set were delayed by cool spring weather at this Spring Mountain vineyard above Napa Valley. For the second year in a row, the vines produced a full crop, which slowed ripening, and pushed harvest into October. We picked the older vines on Race Track block first, and finished with Kite Hill on October 19, just before the first rains. As usual, we fermented each of the seven parcels separately, on their natural yeasts. Slow, steady fermentations finished in eleven days, on average. Re-tasting after assemblage, we decided to include a significant amount of York Creek petite sirah for greater complexity and firmer structure. The wine was then racked to american oak barrels for twelve months of aging. This York Creek, though rich and structured, is one of the most supple and elegant wines we have made from the vineyard. Enjoyable now, it will continue to develop over the next six to eight years.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

View Recipe


Flowering and set were delayed by cool spring weather at this Spring Mountain vineyard above Napa Valley. For the second year in a row, the vines produced a full crop, which slowed ripening, and pushed harvest into October. We picked the older vines on Race Track block first, and finished with Kite Hill on October 19, just before the first rains. As usual, we fermented each of the seven parcels separately, on their natural yeasts. Slow, steady fermentations finished in eleven days, on average. Re-tasting after assemblage, we decided to include a significant amount of York Creek petite sirah for greater complexity and firmer structure. The wine was then racked to american oak barrels for twelve months of aging. This York Creek, though rich and structured, is one of the most supple and elegant wines we have made from the vineyard. Enjoyable now, it will continue to develop over the next six to eight years.

Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Zinfandel Top Lists








Snooth Media Network