1997 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel York Creek
Spring Mountain, Napa Valley, California
 
WB Rating: 89

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.3%
Price at time of purchase: $27.00 (Current release)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 95% Zin, 5% Petite Sirah

Tasted a few years ago, we called this one "huge and untamed." Well, it's mellowed a bit with age, but it's still fresh as the day it was bottled and hasn't lost much of its spunk. Opaque color, big, still somewhat tannic, mouth-coating flavors of black currents, with complex notes of black raspberries, plum, chocolate, peach, rhubarb pie, licorice. By far our favorite Zin yet produced from York Creek, where we usually prefer the Petite Sirah. - HK 2004-11-02

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