Ritchie Creek Vineyard

707-963-4661 4024 Spring Mountain Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
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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. – Description from Dragac

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  • Blaufränkisch

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

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  • With harvest truly getting underway in northern California, up to now it's mostly been early whites and grapes for roses and sparkling wines, masses of enotourists are descending on the northern counties to enjoy them in their glory. While many of us think of wine country as a tourist destination, the truth of the matter is that it is an agricul... Read More

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  • Ritchie Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 1983


    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 tanni... Read More

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  • The results are in for the 2011 SF Chronicle Wine Competition and there are a lot of medals coming back to the Livermore Valley.  With over 5000 entries this year the competition was tuff.  Here is a list of the medal winning Livermore wineries. Bent Creek Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Chouinard Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery,... Read More

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  • Well, Napagirl, here's either an excuse to look for a babysitter, or another couple delicious opportunities you will have missed... ;-) Two can't miss events: Coho and...Just the kind of way we like to finish off a fun and successful run of our in-store Pulse Tastings: with our talented friends and neighbors who make smoking wines. We have two... Read More

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  • Chardonnay Tasted - October 2010 2007 Freeman Ryo-fu Russian River Valley Chardonnay 14.1% $40 Smells like a bouquet of dried flowers. There’s also a distinct vein of toasty oak here, but the floral quality is distinct, adding nice detail to the rather restrained fruit. This is rich and soft on entry but with plenty of supporting acid. It has a ... Read More

    From the article New World Chardonnay - October 2010

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  • Ritchie Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2002


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  • Ritchie Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2001


    It might be considered as too Bretty, but I think it's balanced and is a strong point of this wine. The rustic quality adds to its engaging layers of fruits and spices. Blueberry has a surprising presence. This wine also really shows its lava soil terroir. Great with any red meats and good with pork. Read More

    Wine review by jathompson


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