Ravenswood Amador County Zinfandel 2003

Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California

Price: $18.99
Item No. 80769
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Winemaker's Notes

California's "gold country" has been home to some serious Zinfandel grapes for over a century. Sourced from older vineyards, this bright, lively Zin displays juicy flavors of ripe red cherries, wild berries, cracked pepper and aromatic spices. Outrageously good right now, 7-10+ years of aging would not be unreasonable either.

Alcohol: 14.9%

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Fueled initially by the inspiration and winemaking skills of Joel Peterson, aided and abetted by his business partner W. Reed Foster, Ravenswood winery has been dedicated to top quality, hand-crafted wine since the first crush in 1976. Every Ravenswood wine carries a unique vintage and vineyard identity in addition to the intense powerful - gothic - character with which the winery...

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Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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