Ravenswood Rancho Salina 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 20178
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a gorgeous marriage of traditional Bordeaux practices and distinctly California terroir. Located on the slopes of Moon Mountain, not far from the Monte Rosso Vineyard, Rancho Salina is planted with the three major grape varietals of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Aged about two years in oak, this wine is as rich in texture as in flavor; built for the longer term (10 or more years) but to try a bottle young is to enjoy luscious, lively, dark berry fruit with a hint of herb and more than a hint of oak (smoke, tar, spice).

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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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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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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