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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Ravenswood Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2010
Ravenswood Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 115864)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Be prepared for the full-on rush of flavors and aromas that only Old Vine Zinfandel from Napa Valley can deliver. This bold wine takes no prisoners with its full-bodied aromas and flavors of raspberry, blackberry, warm spice and vanilla.

Try to resist having this Zin with strong cheese, red sauce pasta, or grilled sausages. Just try.

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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.