2004 Ridge Vineyards "York Creek" Napa Valley Zinfandel SKU #1026165

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87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah. According to the winery: "This is the 30th vintage in which we've made Zinfandel from the York Creek vineyard high on Spring Mountain. In 2004, more than half the grapes are from vines planted in the early 1970s, the rest from mature vines now 15 years old. Flowering and set came early; flavors were fully developed by the second week of September, more than two weeks ahead of schedule. The natural (uninoculated) fermentation stretched to 12 days before the wine was pressed. Each parcel completed a natural secondary, finishing by mid-October-again, early-and the separate lots were racked to air-dried American oak barrels. During assemblage tastings the following spring, Ridge decided to include York Creek Petite Sirah for further integration of fruit and structure. Seventeen months in barrel has begun to soften the tannins; the fruit and spice are gaining complexity ... (EB/PD 01/2006)

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