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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards 2007
Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards 2007
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Pickberry is dark and dense in appearance. Perfumed ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot scents of red currant, cassis, cured leaf tobacco and musk herald the chewy cassis flavors that highlight the impressively dense, spicy, mineral- driven firm, floral finish. This wine will age to graceful elegance in 10 to 15 years.

Blend: 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.