Ravenswood Dickerson Vineyard Zinfandel (1.5L) 1997

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 23965
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Produced continuously and exclusively by Ravenswood since 1982, cedar, eucalyptus and raspberry scents as distinctive as fingerprints characterize the Zinfandel from Dickerson Vineyards. Physician-cum-wine-enthusiast Bill Dickerson is the guardian of the vines that bestow these superlative wines. His vineyard on (what else?) Zinfandel Lane on the West side of Napa Valley is sheltered by the Mayacamas Mountains, allowing the long Napa growing season to build up full, round flavors in the grapes. They confer claret-style Zinfandel at its best... sumptuous, deeply aromatic wine with pungent flavors and a long-lasting finish. Crop levels are low, and the vineyard is small, so production is quite limited.

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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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