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Known as the Godfather of Zin, winemaker Joel Peterson is a gutsy trendsetter who helped make Zinfandel the phenomenon it is today. Instructed by his father to "shut up and spit" during his first tasting at age 10, it's no wonder he adopted the slogan "No Wimpy Wines".
Cool, unapologetic and no-fuss are words that accurately describe the style of Zinfandel we see from Ravenswood. If that's how you like your Zin, then you've come to the right place.
Straight from Amador County, the 2007 vintage more than lives up to the trademark muscular, gutsy style this area is known for. Its unique raspberry and wild berry character wins fans wherever it travels ... much like the vintner who helped to make it the phenomenon it is today. After years of tireless work, Joel made Ravenswood the #1 producer of Zinfandel worldwide in 1992, when renowned wine critic Robert Parker pronounced its wines "first class - bold, dramatic and complex."
Read more about Joel in our exclusive interview.
In a crowded field of terrific Sierra Foothills Zinfandels, we think this is among the best—full of personality and ready to drink.
Begins with an earthy quality, moves to wild berries, raspberries, pepper, bramble and that classic cherry cola and spice character that defines Amador County.
Pizza, pasta and red meats
Perfect for the wine lover who ...
has no tolerance for wimpy wines!
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