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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…
88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($15) Dark red. Spicy, herb-accented cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. Bitter cherry and licorice flavors are framed by supple tannins and become sweeter with air. This is less tannic than the merlot, with a softer, more loose-knit finish but greater finishing cling.