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International Wine Shop USD 52.99 750ml
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Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

2007 Old Hill Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – Planted around 1880 to a typical, albeit Zinfandel heavy, field blend. 34% new wood. Superb complexity on the nose with layers of leather, herbs, smoke, spice, earth, flowers, red berries, red plums, Christmas candies and wet animal fur. This is very fleshy in the mouth with lovely red fruits, soft caressing tannins, and integrated acids. The flavors in the mouth mimic the aromatics giving the vanilla and spice tinged red fruits a feathery, layered quality to the silky bright feel. A great bottle in the making. 94pts

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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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Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,190
4.50 5
10/05/2009

2007 Old Hill Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – Planted around 1880 to a typical, albeit Zinfandel heavy, field blend. 34% new wood. Superb complexity on the nose with layers of leather, herbs, smoke, spice, earth, flowers, red berries, red plums, Christmas candies and wet animal fur. This is very fleshy in the mouth with lovely red fruits, soft caressing tannins, and integrated acids. The flavors in the mouth mimic the aromatics giving the vanilla and spice tinged red fruits a feathery, layered quality to the silky bright feel. A great bottle in the making. 94pts


Member Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill

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4.00 5
09/24/2009

Clean bright red fruit nose makes way for a juicy red fruit bomb of a wine with delicious spice, toffee, dark chocolate and baking spices. Chewy, tannic finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
09/24/2009

scrumptious, mouthfilling, dark ruby red wine. aromas of blackberries, purple plums with a little spice and cedar oak on the finish


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
09/24/2009

Light nose of pine needles. Very thick, intense deep wine of mocha, caramel, cinammon and bruised dark fruit: plums, raisins and dates. Nice drying cedar finish, with an underlying vanilla flavor.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.50 5
09/24/2009

Sweet cinnamon on the nose. Cherry syrup and baking spice. Nice long elegant finish. Sign me up!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
02/03/2011

- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
3.00 5
03/13/2010

The color is deep ruby. The aroma is of earth, berry, and spice. The initial taste is dominated by plum with a layer of red berry followed by spice and vanilla. There is a moderate amount of tannins. I recently purchased this bottle at a local wine shop for $10.99; normally it's priced at $13.99. A solid wine for the price.


Snooth User: nphillips
24972031
3.50 5
01/21/2010

i enjoyed this wine, and is worth a go


External Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill

External Review
03/27/2010

76% Zinfandel, 24% Mixed BlacksThis 2007 Old Hill Zinfandel is a well-balanced, graceful, complex wine that will age very nicely. The wine keeps unfolding each time you put your nose in the glass. You'll notice an array of scents and flavors in this wine; most notably mulberry and blackberry, followed by a strikingly pure, focused finish. The wine gains intensity with air, making it a great wine for an extended, lingering dinner. It is lovely to be consumed now or put down for years to come.



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990 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 1.0 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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