Ridge Zinfandel Spring Mountain District York Creek 2009

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After the very small harvest of 2008, the vines at York Creek set a more normal crop. Fully ripe, the grapes yielded ...

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The nose was like rich blackberry jam on a piece of freshly toasted bread but with a hint of undergrowth that kept it from being too over the top. ... Read more

Robust and smooth Read more

Of all the Zins I have drunk, the Ridge is at the very top. Nicely balanced with a firm feel and a good mouthful of tannins. Read more

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549165,606
3.00 5
10/15/2011

The nose was like rich blackberry jam on a piece of freshly toasted bread but with a hint of undergrowth that kept it from being too over the top. On the palate, a kaleidoscope of wild berries and spice filled the senses, and this wine switched from sweet to tart and back to sweet again. The finish was long with ripe, spiced berries. This was a highly enjoyable Zinfandel that walked a fine line between ripe and overripe but lands decidedly on the positive side.


Snooth User: sar00
121412420
3.00 5
09/30/2013

Robust and smooth


Snooth User: vperis
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/17/2009

Of all the Zins I have drunk, the Ridge is at the very top. Nicely balanced with a firm feel and a good mouthful of tannins.


Snooth User: ruymann
141847199
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/16/2009

A bit pedestrian in fruit and complexity. Other vintages are more interesting.


Snooth User: Melanie
298704
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/07/2007

smooth, full, very rich, nice long finish. drinks quite nicely even without a pairing. great value.


External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Spring Mountain District York Creek

External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

Aromas of blackberry vanilla and cassis followed by a dark fruit and mineral palate. Ample acidity and very full but well coated tannins round out the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Review11% Petite Sirah. Solidly fruity right from the start with touches of caramel and new leather overlying its essential themes of ripe berries and plums, Ridge's York Creek bottling proves that full ripeness in Zin does not necessarily come with bothersome heat or jammy simplicity. It is moderately rich but never flamboyant, and, if trimmed with noticeable edge of Petite Sirah tannin, it is very much a table wine in direction and will develop nicely if set aside for a few years.Wine Tasting NotesThe firm structure of this classic York Creek required extended barrel aging. Beautifully balanced and approachable now, it will benefit from a year or two in bottle, and develop fully over the next ten years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

After the very small harvest of 2008, the vines at York Creek set a more normal crop. Fully ripe, the grapes yielded a wine with layers of rich fruit. Vineyard parcels were hand-picked, and fermented separately on their natural yeasts. In spring, we selected Track, Kite Hill, and Mill for the final wine. As it aged in air-dried american oak barrels, we determined that including petite sirah (from Devil's Hill at York Creek) would add structure and definition. Appealing and fullbodied, this opulent zinfandel will be at its best over the next six to seven years.

After the very small harvest of 2008, the vines at York Creek set a more normal crop. Fully ripe, the grapes yielded a wine with layers of rich fruit. Vineyard parcels were hand-picked, and fermented separately on their natural yeasts. In spring, we selected Track, Kite Hill, and Mill for the final wine. As it aged in air-dried american oak barrels, we determined that including petite sirah (from Devil's Hill at York Creek) would add structure and definition. Appealing and fullbodied, this opulent zinfandel will be at its best over the next six to seven years.

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