Ravage Dark Red Blend 2016
The 2016 vintage came in early this year, with average crop sizes overall and berries that ripened quickly. Early rains followed by ideal weather conditions brought robust canopies, resulting in excellent fruit quality and superior quality wines.
This fruit-forward deep red blend is well balanced with layers of dark cocoa, rich mocha, and vanilla bean notes.
Blend: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 11% Petite Syrah, 3% other reds
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The wines are designed by winemaker Bryce Willingham to push sensory limits to the edge.
“My passion is fueled by the constant challenge and fulfillment of this job – now more than ever as I create and finesse this new and dynamic blend for Ravage. Watching Ravage come to life, from the premium Cabernet Sauvignon lots we selected, to the phenomenal high-tier French oak, to the finished bottle in hand, has been a reminder of why I love what I do. The ability to be involved in building this brand, not only as winemaker but as a spokesperson, has been dream come true” ~
Bryce Willingham, Winemaker
A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.
While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.
Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.