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1999 Ravenswood Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel

ITEM 8228589 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
anshi5 3 $35 $105
barnaby33 6 $35 $210
joche6 1 $35 $35
ericl2 1 $35 $35
12 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8247406 1 $47 May 29, 2022
I8228589 11 $35 May 22, 2022
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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a gorgeous nose of new saddle leather, balsam wood, spice box, black cherry liqueur, and blackberries. The attack is sweet and the finish is full-bodied, rich, and explosive...

92-95Stephen Tanzer

Superripe yet magically fresh aromas of black raspberry, currant, cracked pepper and cocoa powder. Thick, dense and supersweet, with three-dimensional, liqueur-like flavors of brambly berries...

90Wine Spectator

Dark, rich, exotic style, with layers of deeply concentrated ripe blackberry, spice, currant and chocolate...

PRODUCER

Ravenswood

Ravenswood was founded in 1976 in Sonoma Valley by Joel Peterson. Peterson is a microbiologist by training, but while doing immunology research in San Francisco in the early 1970s he began dabbling in winemaking. Because of his success with Zinfandel, he quickly became known as the godfather of Zinfandel, and single vineyard Zinfandels continue to be the estate’s flagship wines. Ravenswood owns about 15 acres of vineyards but acquires most of its grapes from a network of more than 100 northern California growers. The estate also makes Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends.

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.