Ravenswood Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Member Review by WJTronoski:

Very intense fruity aroma. Well structured with nice full body. Had it with soup for all things and it went very well. I could see this aging well, will likely pick more of it up.

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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 Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: WJTronoski
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4.00 5
11/14/2009

Very intense fruity aroma. Well structured with nice full body. Had it with soup for all things and it went very well. I could see this aging well, will likely pick more of it up.


Snooth User: SteveNY
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4.00 5
09/13/2008

Had this wine recently at the Metropolitan Museum. Had excellent flavor strong cab but not overwhelming and was excellent without food and still went well with my lunch.


Snooth User: DawnM
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3.50 5
07/03/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ravenswood Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe 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 in four to six years.




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