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2009 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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2009 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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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

(includes 7% petite sirah; 15.3% alcohol):  Opaque violet color.  An intensely perfumed bouquet displays dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, vanilla and woodsmoke.  Lush, palate-coating blackberry and boysenberry flavors are complicated by notes of licorice and candied violet.  Shows very good intensity on the gently tannic finish, which clings with noteworthy tenacity.  

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