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Ravenswood Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

2007 was a very good year on all fronts, for both Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Proof positive: this dark, richly flavorful black currant yumster that boasts excellent balance and structure. We source grapes from Sonoma Valley mountain vineyards for this blend, as well as lots from Alexander Valley and Dry Creek. This vintage also has a good amount of fruit from Bedrock, Joel’s vineyard in the banana belt of Sonoma Valley, which contributes its high-toned elegance.

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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 Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,167
3.00 5
07/13/2012

Decent, typical californian Cabernet.


Snooth User: 1
7542869
3.00 5
06/23/2008

Recommended somewhere along the line as a nice under $10 cab. And I agree.


Snooth User: firegod42
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2.50 5
06/09/2011

Ok, not great


Snooth User: smithdaj54
829879858
3.00 5
08/05/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Ravenswood Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/31/2009

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.



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Tasting Notes:

2007 was a very good year on all fronts, for both Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Proof positive: this dark, richly flavorful black currant yumster that boasts excellent balance and structure. We source grapes from Sonoma Valley mountain vineyards for this blend, as well as lots from Alexander Valley and Dry Creek. This vintage also has a good amount of fruit from Bedrock, Joel’s vineyard in the banana belt of Sonoma Valley, which contributes its high-toned elegance

2007 was a very good year on all fronts, for both Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Proof positive: this dark, richly flavorful black currant yumster that boasts excellent balance and structure. We source grapes from Sonoma Valley mountain vineyards for this blend, as well as lots from Alexander Valley and Dry Creek. This vintage also has a good amount of fruit from Bedrock, Joel’s vineyard in the banana belt of Sonoma Valley, which contributes its high-toned elegance.

Dietary Information: Kosher

2500 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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