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Ravenswood Winery Zinfandel Sonoma County

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ravenswood

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Our Sonoma County Zin is warm and flavorful, enveloping your senses with blueberry, blackberry, natural vanilla, and baking spice flavors. The mouthfeel is elegantly layered and generous.Sonoma County Zinfandel is subject to marine influence from the Pacific Ocean and early afternoon fog. The soils are typically a Tuscan red hill cobbly loam with a high water-holding capacity that allows the vines to be dry-farmed. Low yields and slow ripening lead to dense and structured wines of exceptional quality.

Winemaker's Notes

Produced continuously and exclusively by Ravenswood since 1982, cedar, eucalyptus and raspberry scents as distinctive as fingerprints characterize the Zinfandel from Dickerson Vineyards. Physician-cum-wine-enthusiast Bill Dickerson is the guardian of the vines that bestow these superlative wines. His vineyard on (what else?) Zinfandel Lane on the West side of Napa Valley is sheltered by the Mayacamas Mountains, allowing the long Napa growing season to build up full, round flavors in the grapes. T...

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