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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…
90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008
($25) Hazy yellow. Impressively complex bouquet offers smoky pear, lees, ginger and white flowers, along with a hint of anise. Juicy orchard fruit and melon flavors display very good depth and clarity, with a chewy texture and excellent palate coverage. Spiciness builds on the long, sappy finish. This is as impressive a chardonnay as I can recall ever having from Ravenswood.