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2008 Ravenswood Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma County
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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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2008 Ravenswood Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma County

Producer: Ravenswood Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010

($50) Inky ruby. Spicy cherry, licorice, tobacco and rose aromas are complicated by notes of black pepper and herbs. Lively and sharply focused, with a restrained sweetness to its redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors and well-judged acidity. A peppery note adds back-end cut and carries through a long, tightly wound finish. Give this a couple of years in the cellar.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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