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About Ravenswood Winery
Ravenswood Winery has humble origins, beginning in 1976. This was the year Joel Peterson harvested his first crop of Zinfandel. Not from his own vines, however, Joel consistently sourced grapes from vineyards in Sonoma County and Napa Valley. At first it wasn’t by choice, he simply couldn’t afford to buy land. Now, steadfast relationships have delivered a successful formula. As the old saying goes…if it ain’t broke…
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84 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2001
Opaque ruby. Superripe, almost porty aromas of blackberry, currant liqueur and dark chocolate. Classic superripe zin, with thick flavors of black fruits and licorice over a powerful backbone. But this offers terrific verve and avoids heaviness. The dusty tannins coat the entire palate.