Ravenswood Merlot Vintners Blend 07 Merlot Us-California 2007

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Captivates the nose and mouth with a combination of spice notes, hints of black olive, and bright fruit flavors. Luring aromas of spice and toasted oak are found on the nose, followed by flavors of supple black cherry and dark plums. Very lively on the palate, this wine is a fine blend of balanced fruit and soft mouth-filling tannins. A fantastic wine on its own or accompanied by mushroom risotto or roast beef.

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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 Merlot Vintners Blend 07 Merlot Us-California

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Snooth User: cesarhdez
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3.00 5
05/04/2010

Light Merlot with karacter..Good finish


Snooth User: NapalmCheese
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3.00 5
04/06/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Ravenswood Merlot Vintners Blend 07 Merlot Us-California

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A nice balance of oak and fruit, where ripe plum and cherry flavors are complex and elegant on the palate, all in perfect harmony.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

You get a big bang for your buck here. It's a terrifically fruity wine, packed with black cherry and blackberry flavors that are long and presistent through the finish. Soft in tannins, and so ripely sweet you could pour it over vanilla ice cream, but it's a dry wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The Vintner's Blend has a rich, somewhat soft, moderately complex, spicy, ripe, raspberry aroma. The flavors are those of black cherries, mint and vanilla with a sturdy, slightly astringent finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This is a nice, dry, smooth red wine. It has pleasant flavors of berries and cocoa, and is very soft in tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Light, with pretty tea-scented herb and cola notes.


External Review
01/15/2010

Soft and smooth with ripe berry flavors, the goal of Ravenswood Vintners Blend, is accessibility both in character and price. Since 1983, Ravenswood's Joel Peterson has been renowned not only as one of California's best winemakers but also as one of its most talented blenders, piecing together superb value-driven wines like this supple California Merlot.


External Review
03/16/2010

Ravenswood Merlot 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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Captivates the nose and mouth with a combination of spice notes, hints of black olive, and bright fruit flavors. Luring aromas of spice and toasted oak are found on the nose, followed by flavors of supple black cherry and dark plums. Very lively on the palate, this wine is a fine blend of balanced fruit and soft mouth-filling tannins. A fantastic wine on its own or accompanied by mushroom risotto or roast beef.

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