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Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill 2001

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($15) bright cherries, medium bodied, light tannins

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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 Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

($15) bright cherries, medium bodied, light tannins


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

($17.50) - huge bouquet of fruit and cinnamon; on the palate blackberry, sweet


Snooth User: hardyhd
11640122
2.50 5
01/04/2009

Used to enjoy this wine. Bold, blackberry flavor. Has become very inconsistent quality lately, and I won't buy it anymore. Terribly acidic.


Snooth User: oriollloret
22642419
4.00 5
12/24/2009

Great wine. Very diferen than regular spanish and french red wines I use to drink. Tasted married with "civet de jabalí" wich was delicious.


Snooth User: pattenhere
19728311
2.50 5
06/25/2009

One of my favorite "everyday" wines. I've literally never had a bottle that I didn't enjoy. It's not crazy big or bold - just a good, easy drinking wine.


Snooth User: cloudking
13933211
4.00 5
02/19/2009

Four glasses



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