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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…
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(blended with 15% cabernet franc and 10% merlot): Opaque ruby. Complex, expressive scents of red- and blackcurrant, cherry pit, tobacco and potpourri. Sappy and precise, offering lively redcurrant and cherry flavors and a mounting floral pastille quality. A suave spicy element builds with air and carries through the sweet, clinging, energetic finish. This wine checks in at 15% alcohol, but I'd never have guessed it.