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Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards 2007

Member Review by jtryka:

Another wine evening, I mean fine evening, but I repeat myself! Tonight I am enjoying a wonderful bottle of 2007 Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards red wine. It was 2000 when I was introduced to Ravenswood, and the single vineyard wines were always at the top of their offerings, and the Pickberry Bordeaux blend was always at the top of the top. To the fact that I was able to get a few bottles in a recent order from Wineshopper.com is fortunate so I can see if the wine still lives up to its reputation a decade on. Click here for the rest of my review: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/05/2007-ravenswood-pickberry-vineyards-red.html

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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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Snooth User: jtryka
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06/08/2012

Another wine evening, I mean fine evening, but I repeat myself! Tonight I am enjoying a wonderful bottle of 2007 Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards red wine. It was 2000 when I was introduced to Ravenswood, and the single vineyard wines were always at the top of their offerings, and the Pickberry Bordeaux blend was always at the top of the top. To the fact that I was able to get a few bottles in a recent order from Wineshopper.com is fortunate so I can see if the wine still lives up to its reputation a decade on. Click here for the rest of my review: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/05/2007-ravenswood-pickberry-vineyards-red.html



Tasting Notes:

The outstanding growing season gave us excellent ripeness that resulted in rich, round tannins. This lovely wine also has hints of the classic cinnamon and cardamon baking spice we associate with Pickberry.


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