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By Michael Dresser | March 21, 2007
California's Napa Valley tends to produce a much different style of zinfandel than fruit from Sonoma County or other parts of the state. This offering from Ravenswood is an excellent example, with its hints of raspberrry, vanilla and spices. Some zins "shock and awe" the palate; this one seduces it. It's racy rather than rumbling. There's something to be said for each style. It's fully ready to drink now, and the wine's finish is long and smooth. Serve with roast poultry, pasta and red meat.
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Tionah Lee and For The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Nothing says Halloween like a party in a graveyard in one of television's scariest cities. Coming off of the best reveal in "Pretty Little Liars" history during the summer finale, it was time for a special hour dedicated to picking up where the show left off in… Ravenswood! The girls dress up for the Halloween party of their lives, complete with a few scary twins, an eerie warning from the mean Mrs. Grunwald, a house that seems a little more than haunted and a mysterious man (who is Ezra)
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | November 21, 2007
From: Napa Valley, Calif. Price: $32 Serve with: Roast turkey You can serve either white or red with the Thanksgiving feast. Among whites, I recommend pinot gris. Among reds, zinfandel excels - especially the style of zinfandel that comes from Napa Valley fruit. And Ravenswood Dickerson is at or near the top of that breed. This wine is incredibly intense, complex and full-bodied, but with excellent balance and acidity. The flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry are clear and pure.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | November 21, 2007
From: Napa Valley, Calif. Price: $32 Serve with: Roast turkey You can serve either white or red with the Thanksgiving feast. Among whites, I recommend pinot gris. Among reds, zinfandel excels - especially the style of zinfandel that comes from Napa Valley fruit. And Ravenswood Dickerson is at or near the top of that breed. This wine is incredibly intense, complex and full-bodied, but with excellent balance and acidity. The flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry are clear and pure.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN WINE CRITIC | March 5, 2003
No wimpy wines" has been the proud boast of California's Ravenswood winery since it was a small independent operation known for its mind-blowing zinfandels. The Sonoma County winery founded by Joel Peterson plastered the slogan on bumper stickers, T-shirts and just about any other kind of souvenir you could think of. Along with what has to be the coolest logo in the California wine industry, it was a brilliant marketing decision - especially because it was true. But now Ravenswood is no longer independent but one in a string of wineries owned by the company that brought the world Richard's Wild Irish Rose.
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By Michael Dresser | March 22, 2000
1998 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel ($14.59). This lush, soft, intense red wine has edged up in price but still represents one of the better zinfandel values on the market. It offers vibrant flavors of blackberry, herbs, black olives and smoked meat. If memory serves me, it's a significant improvement on Ravenswood's 1997, which was no slouch itself. Give this winery credit: There are few bets in life as solid as buying a Ravenswood zinfandel. Serve it with pizza, steak or pasta.
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By Michael Dresser | April 11, 2001
1999 Ravenswood Zinfandel, Vintners Blend ($12). Typically one of the best values in zinfandel, Ravenswood's popular Vintners Blend was a little off-form in the difficult 1998 vintage. But this superb winery has bounced back with maybe its best versions yet. The medium- to full-bodied 1999 Vintners Blend offers exceptional, intense blackberry fruit with hints of blueberry and spices. It compares well with many a $20 zinfandel and would be superb company for pizza, pasta, grilled steaks, lamb or stews.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
Lombard Securities Inc.'s business could get a boost from the growing number of initial public offerings that are being done over the Internet.The Baltimore-based brokerage firm was one of three brokerage houses in the country allowed to sell stock to investors in Ravenswood Winery Inc., which held a public auction over the Internet and begins trading today.The offering "will give us national recognition, it will certainly boost sales and increase the volume of assets under our control and help us recruit brokers," said William Socha, Lombard's chief operating officer.
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Tionah Lee and For The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Nothing says Halloween like a party in a graveyard in one of television's scariest cities. Coming off of the best reveal in "Pretty Little Liars" history during the summer finale, it was time for a special hour dedicated to picking up where the show left off in… Ravenswood! The girls dress up for the Halloween party of their lives, complete with a few scary twins, an eerie warning from the mean Mrs. Grunwald, a house that seems a little more than haunted and a mysterious man (who is Ezra)
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN WINE CRITIC | February 4, 2004
February is a time of year for hearty, warming foods - stews, roasts, game and pasta dishes. That also makes it a time for zinfandel, California's own red wine. Its full-bodied, intense flavors complement such foods, and the high alcohol levels of the ripest zinfandels are an asset in winter that they wouldn't be in July. Wine enthusiasts have an especially strong motivation for sampling some zinfandels this month because the vintage dominating retail shelves, 2001, is one of the best of the past decade.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | March 21, 2007
California's Napa Valley tends to produce a much different style of zinfandel than fruit from Sonoma County or other parts of the state. This offering from Ravenswood is an excellent example, with its hints of raspberrry, vanilla and spices. Some zins "shock and awe" the palate; this one seduces it. It's racy rather than rumbling. There's something to be said for each style. It's fully ready to drink now, and the wine's finish is long and smooth. Serve with roast poultry, pasta and red meat.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN WINE CRITIC | February 4, 2004
February is a time of year for hearty, warming foods - stews, roasts, game and pasta dishes. That also makes it a time for zinfandel, California's own red wine. Its full-bodied, intense flavors complement such foods, and the high alcohol levels of the ripest zinfandels are an asset in winter that they wouldn't be in July. Wine enthusiasts have an especially strong motivation for sampling some zinfandels this month because the vintage dominating retail shelves, 2001, is one of the best of the past decade.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN WINE CRITIC | March 5, 2003
No wimpy wines" has been the proud boast of California's Ravenswood winery since it was a small independent operation known for its mind-blowing zinfandels. The Sonoma County winery founded by Joel Peterson plastered the slogan on bumper stickers, T-shirts and just about any other kind of souvenir you could think of. Along with what has to be the coolest logo in the California wine industry, it was a brilliant marketing decision - especially because it was true. But now Ravenswood is no longer independent but one in a string of wineries owned by the company that brought the world Richard's Wild Irish Rose.
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser | April 11, 2001
1999 Ravenswood Zinfandel, Vintners Blend ($12). Typically one of the best values in zinfandel, Ravenswood's popular Vintners Blend was a little off-form in the difficult 1998 vintage. But this superb winery has bounced back with maybe its best versions yet. The medium- to full-bodied 1999 Vintners Blend offers exceptional, intense blackberry fruit with hints of blueberry and spices. It compares well with many a $20 zinfandel and would be superb company for pizza, pasta, grilled steaks, lamb or stews.
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser | March 22, 2000
1998 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel ($14.59). This lush, soft, intense red wine has edged up in price but still represents one of the better zinfandel values on the market. It offers vibrant flavors of blackberry, herbs, black olives and smoked meat. If memory serves me, it's a significant improvement on Ravenswood's 1997, which was no slouch itself. Give this winery credit: There are few bets in life as solid as buying a Ravenswood zinfandel. Serve it with pizza, steak or pasta.
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By Michael Dresser and By Michael Dresser,Sun Wine Critic | November 3, 1999
Zinfandel and the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner are one of those matches that are hard to understand but that work anyway. You think turkey, white meat, maybe a chardonnay. But it's wrong. There's a lot more to turkey than the breast, and a lot more to the feast than the turkey. It takes a big wine to hold its own with the gravy and the green beans and the stuffing and the yams, which seem to come around to you three times even though you can't stand yams. The zinfandel does nothing better than produce big red wines fit for a feast.
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By Michael Dresser | September 13, 1992
The following California zinfandels were tasted in recent weeks. They are listed by vintage in rough order of preference.1990* Ravenswood, Cooke Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($20). This is a staggering wine, one of the most concentrated, gripping wines you could imagine -- a flavor bomb exploding on the palate. This is not a wine for delicate Euro-palates. It's a full-bore wine with lavish raspberry-blackberry fruit and tones of herbs, black pepper, chocolate and coffee. The alcohol is high (14.6 percent)
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
Lombard Securities Inc.'s business could get a boost from the growing number of initial public offerings that are being done over the Internet.The Baltimore-based brokerage firm was one of three brokerage houses in the country allowed to sell stock to investors in Ravenswood Winery Inc., which held a public auction over the Internet and begins trading today.The offering "will give us national recognition, it will certainly boost sales and increase the volume of assets under our control and help us recruit brokers," said William Socha, Lombard's chief operating officer.
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