2012 Ridge Zinfandel Kite Hill York Creek


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Spring Mountain District
Drink between 2016 - 2019 (Edit)
CT88.8 35 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • beerenauslese Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 12, 2019 - Deep garnet, aromas of black berries, spice and vanilla. Concentrated black berry flavor, with moderate dusty tannins and moderately strong anise notes in the finish.

  • bjschmitt wrote: 89 points

    February 23, 2019 - Served with grilled ribeye steak, roast potatoes, salad.
    Decanted about 25 minutes prior to serving.
    Look: Ruby with a tinge of brick at the rim, but still lively.
    Nose: plum, raisin, darker fruit.
    Taste: difficult! Certainly not a fruit-forward wine - darker and deeper than that. Initial impression was a dry wine, moderate acid, soft tannins. Time passed, evolved into flavors of dark bitter chocolate, earth, tobacco, still off-kilter. More time passed and the wine settled down, smoothed out. Conclusion: this wine still MUST HAVE AIR!

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 18, 2019 - OMG delicious. You *must* decant this and let it breathe. My son actually asked it was vinegar straight from the bottle. He was literally shocked it was the same wine. End of story, totally delicious.

  • cmmatthews wrote: 88 points

    January 4, 2019 - It's better than prior tastings..seems to have softened up some and lost some of the cough syrup notes. Still a bit of astringency on the finish. Maybe it will get a bit better with a couple more years.

  • aagrawal wrote: 85 points

    June 24, 2018 - Neapolitan Pizza (Dan's House): Medium ruby; moderate aromatics, higher alcohol with slight heat, spice and some minor black fruits; palate is medium bodied, black fruit, good acid; medium finish. Nice Zinfandel, but nothing special. 85

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Kite Hill
  • Vineyard York Creek
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Spring Mountain District
  • UPC Code 744442881109

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 354 (50%)
  • Consumed 356 (50%)

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Christmas left over/lamb

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