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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Gregory Vineyard 2001
Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Gregory Vineyard 2001
(search item no. 81902)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $48.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Gregory Vineyard is located in the Sonoma Valley just to the north of San Francisco Bay. Warm days are balanced with cool nights to create bright, lean and complex wines while being friendly and approachable." The vineyard dates back to 1945 and produces a very limited amount of intense grapes: 1 to 2 tons per acre, roughly half of most other vineyards." The wine shows intense black fruit flavors with layers of boysenberry, plum, currant, allspice, and vanilla with long, lingering tannins."""
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About Ravenswood:

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 has come to be associated.

A key to Ravenswood’s success is our long-standing relationships with over 60 independent grape growers. Vineyards are chosen for their location, age, yield and special flavor characteristics. At Ravenswood, we are devoted to working with growers who share our philosophy about high quality.

Ravenswood Vineyard Designate wines are made employing what winemaker Joel Peterson refers to as “stubborn and impractical” Old World enological practices. Wines are fermented in small wooden tanks using wild, natural yeasts and punched down by hand three to five times per day. The wines are characterized by intense, spicy aromas supported by rich, berry flavors and long, clean finishes.