2013 Pickberry Vineyards Sonoma County Red Blend
Red Blend •Pickberry Vineyards
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Mountain
This wine is expected to sell out. You’ve been warned.
We have Ravenswood’s single vineyard 2013 Pickberry Vineyards Sonoma County Red Blend at an astonishingly low price today but please note…. this wine WILL sell out. If you missed out on the 2012 vintage of this wine when we sold out of it, earlier this year, now is your chance to pick up the 2013. Please be quick, though…
At sight, it’s dense and very dark purple with excellent color consistency across. There’s fantastic notes of fresh strawberry, pipe tobacco, allspice, bramble, and pecan, with all the diversity you’d expect from a blend. On the palate, there are notes of leather, plum compote, wild blackberry, rhubarb, and holiday spices. Well balanced, with a rich and satisfying mouthfeel, this versatile wine will shapeshift to match the occasion. You couldn’t go wrong with a hearty glass of this Ravenswood blend and a heaping bowl of linguine with a meaty bolognese sauce.
Agent Red once asked Joel Peterson (Ravenswood’s prolific winemaker) what his winemaking philosophy was. His answer: “Wines should reflect the flavors of the places that they were grown. Wine should taste like fruit, not oak. Wine should be balanced, rich and complex and interesting. The best wines are the ones that develop well with age.”
“To that end we attempt to let each vineyard express its optimal character by using winemaking techniques and careful attention to detail that dwells on each vineyards particular strengths. Our mantra is “no wimpy wines”, meaning that we want each wine we have to exhibit strength of character, not merely power.”
Thanks, Joel. We love you.
Dense and very dark purple with excellent color consistency across.
Fresh strawberry, pipe tobacco, allspice, bramble, and pecan.
Leather, plum compote, wild blackberry, rhubarb, and holiday spices.
Well balanced, with a rich and satisfying mouthfeel, this versatile wine will shapeshift to match the occasion.
It doesn’t get any better than Zin and our Honey Hickory Chicken Thighs!
What the Winery Says
- Joel Peterson
- Red Blend
- 39% Merlot
- 38% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 15% Malbec
- 8% Petit Verdot
- Sonoma Mountain
- 5.81 g/L
- 20 months in French oak barrels, 40% new
- Production Quantity
- 980 cases
- Type of Soil
- Gravelly loam