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Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 2006

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This wine is dark and rich with background notes of black cherry and green pepper. Fine, soft tannins and subtle oak contribute well-balanced roundness, and the finish lingers considerably longer than you might expect.

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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

Member Reviews for Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
2.00 5
01/02/2009

This wine is not dark nor rich with no background notes of black cherry and green pepper. Boring, bland tannins and not-so-subtle oak contribute off-balanced blandness, and the barely existent finish disappears at the exact time you would expect.


Snooth User: solomania9
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2.00 5
02/23/2009

Not a bad experience until about one second into the finish when everything stopped. I feel robbed. But for less than $15 it's not much of a crime.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
09/23/2009

Full bodied and dry. Well balanced with subtle tannins. Noted hints of blackberry, cherry, and slight oak with and moderately long finish. Good everyday wine.


Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,032
4.00 5
11/03/2011

Very smooth and balanced mix of blackberry, cherry and black currant with a hint of smokiness. Medium to full bodied with a moderate finish.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
11/29/2008

For a $15 bottle, this was quite good. Plum and black currant aromas, plummier flavors. Drying tannins. Opens up nicely, with pronounced aromas of pencil shavings. More interesting than most at this price point.


Snooth User: Coastalcorks
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1.00 5
08/26/2009

I have enjoyed earlier Cabs from Ravenswood but this one is weak and hollow.


Snooth User: Emiabata
85205107
3.00 5
12/11/2008

A wonderful nose that doesn't translate well in to the mouth. It is has an okay finish. I will recommend for a casual night of wine drinking while preparing your favorite dish.


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External Reviews for Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma

External Review
03/16/2010

Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Sonoma and all other wine from Ravenswood are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
03/27/2010

Deep ruby color, expressive aromas of smoky cherry, blackcurrant and baking spices. Suave dark berry flavors show liqueur-like depth and intensity, with dusty tannins adding shape and grip and carrying through the finish.


External Review
10/15/2009

Soft tannins and subtle oak contribute well-balanced roundness, and the finish lingers considerably longer than you might expect. If Cabernet is Californias luxury wine, this one is arguably the best bargain going.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBlending is fun! It is even more fun when the wines that you have to work with are so delicious. This remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon blend was carefully crafted by Joel Peterson and his winemaking team, to be the best Cabernet Sauvignon on the market at this price. Just taste it, you will be convinced. The Vintners Blend Cabernet is an awesome glass of wine at an insane price!


External Review
03/27/2010

76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Syrah, 6% Malbec, 1% Cabernet FrancThe 2004 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully balanced with power and elegance. Fragrant cassis, black currant, cherries and spice tones dominate the complex aroma. Palate tastes of ripe cherries and vanilla from the French oak that is never cloying or heavy. The finish is bright, moderately tannic and very refined. The spice from the Cabernet Franc and the mid-body weight from the Merlot are apparent and make this wine a beautifully confluent experience. It will age nicely for ten to twelve years and will be quite enjoyable as it moves into adolescence for four to six years.



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This wine is dark and rich with background notes of black cherry and green pepper. Fine, soft tannins and subtle oak contribute well-balanced roundness, and the finish lingers considerably longer than you might expect.

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