1998 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel York Creek
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $28.00 (Current release)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 88% Zin, 12% Petite Sirah

Delicious Zin that has lost little if any of its power over the years. Certainly one of our favorite 98's. Initial flavor impact is of earthiness and chocolate rather than fruit; then complex dark jammy berry flavors emerge from beneath. Firmly structured, even still a bit tannic, but I'd be inclined to drink up. Until the past few years, York Creek has not been one of our favorite Ridge Zins, but this one is a mind-changer. - HK 2005-03-20


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