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2010 Ravenswood Winery Zinfandel Old Hill Sonoma Valley

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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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2010 Ravenswood Winery Zinfandel Old Hill Sonoma Valley

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

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94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

Bright purple.  A wild, highly perfumed bouquet displays scents of candied dark fruits, sandalwood incense, violet and star anise, with smoke and floral overtones.  Sappy, palate-staining cherry compote and cassis flavors show a suave blend of richness and verve, picking up cracked pepper and violet pastille nuances with air.  Sneaky, mounting tannins give shape and grip to the strikingly long, sweet finish, with its echoing floral note.

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Zinfandel

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