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Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2007

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Showcases one of California's original varietals. The 2007 vintage spent 15 days on the skins and then 12 months in French oak. It has violet, plum and chocolate on the nose - candied apple, dark cherry, and a luscious creaminess coat the palate. Delicious for everyday drinking and an exceptional value.

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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 Vintners Blend Petite Sirah

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Snooth User: Stunner97
31506859
2.00 5
02/10/2010

Dark beautiful purple in color, and on the nose just tons and tons of raspberry jam. It completely dominates the nose, the flavor is nice with still a good amount of raspberry and touch of cream, the one down side is its a bit thin bodied after the up front flavor, finish is okay but not super long. This is an okay petite sirah but far from the best i have had.


Snooth User: AndrewMullen
72519019
2.00 5
01/23/2011

Unbalanced.


Snooth User: sheiman
324023
2.50 5
02/26/2010

Two and a half glasses



Tasting Notes:

This vintage gave masses of superbly ripe fruit that dances beautifully with equally ripe tannins. Fresh flavors of cherry, black currant and wild berry with a syncopated spike of black pepper. No doubt about it, this "little" Sirah is a beauty.

Showcases one of California's original varietals. The 2007 vintage spent 15 days on the skins and then 12 months in French oak. It has violet, plum and chocolate on the nose - candied apple, dark cherry, and a luscious creaminess coat the palate. Delicious for everyday drinking and an exceptional value.

100 cases produced.


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