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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Ravenswood Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel 2008
Ravenswood Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 107016)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ravenswood Winery has been making Zinfandel from Sonoma County fruit for over 30 years. Zinfandel is a unique variety with a storied history in California, and the Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel is a classic representation of the region's best Zins. Ripe berry fruit in the nose follows concentrated flavors of blackberry and black cherry. A varietally focused Zinfandel with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla in the finish, this wine offers layers of flavor, a succulent center, balanced acids, and structural tannins. This wine is great with hearty meat dishes and vegetable stews; drink now or in the next five to seven years.
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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.