Ridge 'York Creek Vineyard' Zinfandel 2009
After the very small harvest of 2008, the vines at York Creek set a more normal crop. Fully ripe, the grapes yielded a wine with layers of rich fruit. Vineyard parcels were hand-picked, and fermented separately on their natural yeasts. In spring, we selected Track, Kite Hill, and Mill for the final wine. As it aged in air-dried American oak barrels, we determined that including petite sirah (from Devil's Hill at York Creek) would add structure and definition. Appealing and full-bodied, this opulent zinfandel will be at its best over the next six to seven years.