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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 | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
92-93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($35) Bright medium red. Complex bouquet of fresh red berries, Asian spices, flowers and minerals. Nervy red berry flavors pack a solid punch, especially in light of the wine's pinot-like weight and texture. Repeats the sweet red fruit and floral notes on the long, focused finish. "A classic Dickerson," noted Joel Peterson, "with a low pH of about 3.3 and very good acidity."