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Ravenswood Winery Merlot Vintners Blend 2016

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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.

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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 Winery Merlot Vintners Blend

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Snooth User: bjkqaz
9528207
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 02/15/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/03/2013

If you're drawn to the rich and powerful, you'll be a moth to our Merlot's flame. Full of smooth tannins, our 2010 vintage shines with bright fruit flavors of black plum and cherry along with olive and spice. -The Winery


Snooth User: FFLADY
61082645
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/01/2017

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: BlckDv
9591238
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/31/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: anstett
852991,161
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/15/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: cesarhdez
188376241
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/04/2010

Light Merlot with karacter..Good finish


Snooth User: NapalmCheese
43434825
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/06/2010

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Ravenswood Winery Merlot Vintners Blend

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Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

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.


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Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

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


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Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

You get a big bang for your buck here. Itrsquo;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 itrsquo;s a dry wine.


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Vintage: 2008 11/06/2010

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.


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Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Selected wines from various California counties are blended to provide a Merlot with fresh, intense plum and cherry vanilla aroma. A full, round, ripe berry flavor accompanied by a rather soft, spicy finish make this wine particularly delectable. A large portion of this wine was aged in French oak for eight months to add complexity and structure to the rather opulent fruit characteristics of the Merlot grapes.


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Vintage: 2008 09/12/2012

Full of smooth tannins, this Merlot shines with bright fruit flavors of black plum and cherry along with olive and spice.


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Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

The Vintnerrsquo;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.


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