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Ritchie Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 1983

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The nose here is a touch subtle with minty top notes and a touch of sage accenting the black currant fruit flecked with notes of cured olives, smoke and minerals. In the mouth this is still very much alive with olive. Ores early on followed by a vibrant midpate full of black. Urrant and black raspberry fruit supported by juicy acidity. The tannins are present and smooth if not quite velvety lending some spice to the Cinnamon and coffee toned finish. Texturally this is just stArting to dy out. But the flavors show superb persistance on the long finish. It's. Of going to get any better but this. Still has legs. 92pts

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Ritchie Creek Vineyard:
Ritchie Creek Vineyard is located at the top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley appellation’s premium Cabernet Sauvignon growing district. We produce just 800 cases of handcrafted estate wines from our small mountain vineyard which was planted in 1967. At 2000 feet above sea level, our vineyard’s thin rocky soil and cool northern exposure bear low yields of two to three tons of fruit per ac... Read more
Ritchie Creek Vineyard is located at the top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley appellation’s premium Cabernet Sauvignon growing district. We produce just 800 cases of handcrafted estate wines from our small mountain vineyard which was planted in 1967. At 2000 feet above sea level, our vineyard’s thin rocky soil and cool northern exposure bear low yields of two to three tons of fruit per acre as compared to vineyards in the Napa Valley floor which produce four to six tons per acre. Our low yielding vines produce deeply concentrated wines with intense varietal character which have proven their great aging potential. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ritchie Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
08/04/2012

The nose here is a touch subtle with minty top notes and a touch of sage accenting the black currant fruit flecked with notes of cured olives, smoke and minerals. In the mouth this is still very much alive with olive. Ores early on followed by a vibrant midpate full of black. Urrant and black raspberry fruit supported by juicy acidity. The tannins are present and smooth if not quite velvety lending some spice to the Cinnamon and coffee toned finish. Texturally this is just stArting to dy out. But the flavors show superb persistance on the long finish. It's. Of going to get any better but this. Still has legs. 92pts




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