Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Ravenswood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Ravenswood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 108319)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $18.29

Winemaker's Notes:

2007 was a very good year on all fronts, for both Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Proof positive: this dark, richly flavorful black currant yumster that boasts excellent balance and structure. We source grapes from Sonoma Valley mountain vineyards for this blend, as well as lots from Alexander Valley and Dry Creek. This vintage also has a good amount of fruit from Bedrock, Joel' vineyard in the banana belt of Sonoma Valley, which contributes its high-toned elegance.
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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.