Time has been good to these old vines and over the years their deep roots have cemented the foundation for intensely concentrated fruit with extraordinary character. In 2007, traditionally hot temperatures were notably cooler in San Joaquin County and the break in heat allowed grapes to ripen steadily over time. Low-yielding vineyards and sandy loam soils result in ample layers of sweet plum and blueberry fruit. Notes of vanilla, cocoa, and spice linger on the... View More
International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Deep dark berry and cola aromas are complicated by cured tobacco and baking spices. Fleshy and gently sweet, with good depth and sweet raspberry and blackberry flavors. Fresh, straightforward and refreshingly brisk, with good finishing lift and cut.
Fueled initially by the inspiration and winemaking skills of Joel Peterson, aided and abetted by his business partner W. Reed Foster, Ravenswood winery has been dedicated to top quality, hand-crafted wine since the first crush in 1976. Every Ravenswood wine carries a unique vintage and vineyard identity in addition to the intense powerful – gothic – character with which the winery has come to be associated.
A key to Ravenswood’s success is our long-standing relationships... View More