Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Ravenswood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Ravenswood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 15606)

PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $24.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bordeaux-like in style, yet displaying distinctly California fruit, this classic Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by deep aromas of fruit, smoke, vanillin and mint, which lead seamlessly into flavors of black cherry, bittersweet cocoa, fine herbs and a touch of spice. The texture is smooth with well-integrated acids and tannins, making an enjoyable experience to drink even as a young wine, yet with the potential to evolve the complexities of a mature wine over the next decade or so.
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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.