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Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma 2004

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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 Zinfandel Sonoma

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Snooth User: jdepetrillo
97972462
0.00 5
06/22/2009

Not very dark for zin. Raspberry. Chewy, ripe and youthful wine. Great notes of blueberry, raspberry, some vanilla and decent tannins. Nice Zin for the money


Snooth User: rojwilco
30154995
0.00 5
11/16/2009

Ruby with a light brown edge. Very lightly aromatic, some sense of grass and fruit tree. Flavors of cherry and spice, but with a thin and slightly tannic finish. Stick with 7 deadly zins for an interesting zinfandel. Pairings: Big flavors like bbq or hamburger. Maybe a steak.


Snooth User: Rob Gordon
2856294
3.00 5
08/14/2007

Had it with indian food. Went nice.


Snooth User: Gourmet Mommy
3490856
2.00 5
11/17/2007

Berry, good for everyday drinking


Snooth User: verktyg
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2.50 5
04/16/2011

Typical over rated Ravenswood Zin. Over the past 30 years as a Zin snob, I think that I've only had 2-3 bottles of Ravenswood Zin that I thought were great. At best the rest were so-so. When I visited their tasting room about 4-5 years ago I bought 6 bottles of 2004 Ravenswood Zins, one from each of their different premium vineyards. I wanted to give them a fair shot. This is the first one I've opened - April, 2011. What's wrong with it? Thin, watery, bitter, minimal fruit, too much tannin and acid, just slightly softer than when I bought it. What's good? A nice aftertaste, when my cheeks disconnect! I confess, I'm a fan of fruit bomb Zins in the heroic mold! Wines that require substantial wrist muscle strength to lift the glass. It used to be the "3 Rs", Ridge, Ravenswood, Rosenblum. From the mid 90s on it's been Rosenblum, Rosenblum, Rosenblum - until sadly they changed hands. Now it's Rockwall (owned by the Rosenblum) and their cohorts for real Zins! Chas.


Snooth User: terapaks
3572914
3.00 5
11/25/2007

Smooth good but i prefer more of a fruity body.


External Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma

External Review
07/05/2010

A zin that America loves, the Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel drinks easily and exhibits excellent ripe raspberry flavors; soft on the palate and easy on the pocketbook.


External Review
04/06/2010

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2004 Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma 375ml


External Review
03/16/2010

Ravenswood Zinfandel 2004 Sonoma and all other wine from Ravenswood are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
09/28/2010

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2004 Ravenswood Zinfandel Vintner's Blend 750ml



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Tasting Notes:

Blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane Huge, jammy, inky, slightly porty aromas infused with black pepper, vanilla and hints of tar, smoke and coffee blend. A very broad, intense wine with huge fruit – lots of those luscious Dry Creek bing cherry and sweet plum characters.

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