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2008 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel York Creek Vineyard Spring Mountain
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About Ridge Vineyards

One of the premier producers of Cabernet and Zinfandel blends in California, Ridge Vineyards thrives on the hands-off approach of longtime winemaker Paul Draper. These wines are generally single-site bottlings that express the unique characteristics of vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley, among others.

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2008 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel York Creek Vineyard Spring Mountain

Producer: Ridge Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Napa
Appellation: Spring Mountain District

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90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

Glass-staining ruby.  Pungent, expressive aromas of blackberry, cherry pit, licorice and oak spices, with a hint of dried flowers.  Juicy and focused but youthfully gripping, with a bitter quality to the distinctly ripe flavors of cherry compote, dark berries and licorice.  The bitter cherry and oak spice notes repeating on the punchy finish.  I'll bet that some bottle aging will bring more finesse.  There's 21% petite sirah in this wine and it shows today.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Zinfandel

Zinfandel is not the rage it was in the 1980s and early 1990s, as there are now too many wines made from overripe fruit or from young vines, or overwhelmed by excessive use of new barrels. Today's Zin styles range from elegant, taut, and claret-like midweights to superripe and potty behemoths, with off-the-charts...
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