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Ravenswood Cab Vintners Blnd 2007

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The 2007 Vintners Blend Cabernet Sauvignon is an accessible wine with flavorful fruit and balanced tannins. The nose shows hints of oak, baking spices, and black currant. Layers of supple blackberry and ripe cassis fruit balance moderate tannins, typical in Cabernet Sauvignon blends. The tannic structure and long, mouth-filling finish pair well with lamb burgers or spiced chicken skewers.

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Ravenswood Winery:
  No Wimpy Wines. That’s the motto of Ravenswood Winery, a winery that believes that white Zinfandel’s best quality is that it preserved Old Vine Zinfandel during Prohibition. That’s not just some flashy name either: Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker of Ravenswood and nicknamed “the Godfather of Zin,” lives it every day. He spent 15 tireless years tr... Read more
  No Wimpy Wines. That’s the motto of Ravenswood Winery, a winery that believes that white Zinfandel’s best quality is that it preserved Old Vine Zinfandel during Prohibition. That’s not just some flashy name either: Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker of Ravenswood and nicknamed “the Godfather of Zin,” lives it every day. He spent 15 tireless years trying to get his winery to turn a profit, and while his first harvest was in 1976, it was in 1992 that he finally quit his other job at a clinical lab, splitting his life in two the whole time. Financing the operation was always difficult. For many years, the winery moved around, trying to find a cheap place to house their operations. It wasn’t until their Vintners Blend program was launched that they were finally able to settle down with the money they made, in 1991. Starting in the mid 80s, Vintners Blend was a less expensive wine, thanks to the fact that it was created by blending many grapes from different vineyards. In 1982 Ravenswood made their first Zinfandel with grapes from multiple vineyards, creating its County Series: wines that feature regional distinctions. Today, it sources grapes from over 100 vineyards in northern California, a huge expansion from its original vagabond roots. Read less
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Member Reviews for Ravenswood Cab Vintners Blnd

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Snooth User: jmd477
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4.00 5
09/06/2009

This is a very good and affordable Cabernet. Sure, I've had better ones, but they were three times the price. What's nice about the Ravenswood is that it has the texture and smokiness that one expects from a Cabernet Sauvignon, but it's nice quite as heavy and overpowering as others. I paid $7.99 for a bottle at a local wine store, had it with a Grilled Porterhouse and some portobellos and I was a happy man.


Snooth User: joeceleb
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4.00 5
11/05/2009

Ravenwood puts out some of the best wine at the best prices in my area. I enjoyed that Cab with beef braised in wine ( used a Chianti for that) and it was amazing. The rich fruity taste complemented the beef and sauce it was cooked in. I agree with jmd477 in that you can't find such a good wine at a great price.


Snooth User: blainerunner
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3.50 5
12/18/2009

this isn't fit for a king, but it's a damn fine chewy, cherry cab that's very affordable. it's always nice. i consider it the jim beam black (not white) of red wine. it doesn't strive to be more complex than it is. you'll find yourself thinking that it's really good wine for the price. it's the recession cab of choice.


Snooth User: tsurge
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2.50 5
02/27/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ravenswood Cab Vintners Blnd

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Here's a value in an everyday Cab. It's balanced, dry and full-bodied, with ripe, dusty tannins, a kiss of toast oak, and good currant, plum and blackberry flavors. Earns an extra point for the long finish.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Winemaker Joel Peterson is famous for not only his skill at crafting fine wines, but also his ability to source fruit from outstanding vineyards. The quality of fruit in this wine is striking, especially on the palate. Dark currant, raspberry and a zippy black cherry edge deliver surprising structure and balance at this price range. A medium-bodied Cabernet with some real character, and a tasty bargain.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Sweet chocolate and blackberry flavors make for charming window dressing, supported by an underlying herbal quality and gutsy tannins. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Riper and plusher than you might think at this price, with blackberry flavors that are well oaked. This is a fairly tannic wine, and it leaves the palate with a scour of astringency, but the fruity concentration makes it a value.



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The 2007 Vintners Blend Cabernet Sauvignon is an accessible wine with flavorful fruit and balanced tannins. The nose shows hints of oak, baking spices, and black currant. Layers of supple blackberry and ripe cassis fruit balance moderate tannins, typical in Cabernet Sauvignon blends. The tannic structure and long, mouth-filling finish pair well with lamb burgers or spiced chicken skewers.

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Total Acidity: .00055 grams per liter

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