Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Vintners Blend 2007

Member Review by joeceleb:

When I saw this bottle on sale at my local merchant I thought I was getting quite a bargain since I have had Ravens before and liked it quite a bit. But what a disappointment. There is minimal, if not any, aromas at all. Not from the time I opened the bottle till I poured the wine into my glass. There is no fruity taste which I look for in a Cab. When tasting the wine my buds are saying 'burnt rubber'. I don't know for sure but maybe this wine needs a little more time to age and may taste better. A dissapointment for me from Ravens Wood.

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintners Blend

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Snooth User: joeceleb
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1.50 5
11/21/2009

When I saw this bottle on sale at my local merchant I thought I was getting quite a bargain since I have had Ravens before and liked it quite a bit. But what a disappointment. There is minimal, if not any, aromas at all. Not from the time I opened the bottle till I poured the wine into my glass. There is no fruity taste which I look for in a Cab. When tasting the wine my buds are saying 'burnt rubber'. I don't know for sure but maybe this wine needs a little more time to age and may taste better. A dissapointment for me from Ravens Wood.


Snooth User: pigeonparty
35789226
3.50 5
01/20/2010

Three and a half glasses


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and all other wine from Ravenswood are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.




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