Ravenswood Winery

On a fall day in 1976, as ravens taunted from tree branches above, Joel Peterson worked doggedly to bring in four tons of grapes before a looming thunderstorm hit.

The fruit he crushed that night was used for one of two single-vineyard Sonoma County Zins – the first wines to bear Ravenswood's signature ring of ravens. Ravenswood's "No Wimpy Wines" credo says it all – embrace the bold, abhor the bland.

From our flock of Single Vineyard Designate wines, as unique as the individual vineyards they're from and the people who farm them, to the County Series wines that capture the spirit of California's best growing regions and the popular Vintners Blend bottlings sourced from vineyards throughout California, we strive to put what we pick from the fields right into the bottle. Unadulterated, unapologetic, unfussy, unwimpy.

The same year America celebrated its bicentennial, Ravenswood's founding fathers announced their own independence from business as usual, tying their success to the underdog variety that today is considered California's heritage grape – Zinfandel.

Who knew that three decades later, the plucky winery with the mysteriously mesmerizing label would be one of California's most respected producers of this gutsy grape, with a cabal of ravenous fans around the world.

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Ravenswood 'Lodi' Zinfandel 2016
"Ravenswood Lodi Zin is bursting with luscious red cherry and plum, with acidity so bright it could light a room. The mouthfeel is seductively soft and perfectly plush. This wine is weighty without aggressive tannins. On the playful finish, expect fantastic fruit flavor."~winery notes
Item Number: 31134
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Ravenswood 'Pickberry' Red Blend 2013
(10)
“ The 2013 Pickberry is powerfully structured wine, with scents of dark cherry, dark berry, plum, mocha and vanilla aromas. With its complex, round layered texture, it coats the palate with intoxicating flavors of black plum, cassis, currants, spice and toast. This wine is built to last well into
Item Number: 28118
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $89.70
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Ravenswood 'Vintners Blend' Petite Sirah 2015
(1)
“Vintners Blend Petite Sirah showcases one of California's original varietals. It has violet, plum, and chocolate on the nose--candied apple, dark cherry, and a luscious creaminess coat the palate. Ravenswood Petite Sirah is delicious for everyday drinking and an exceptional value.”
Item Number: 27030
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Ravenswood 'Besieged' Red Blend 2014
(15)
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Average of 3.7 on Vivino  Wine Enthusiast 88 This is a nicely made blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Barbera, defined by its generosity of power and tannin as well as a concentration of blackberry, Italian deli meat and leather.  "A blend of Petite Sirah,
Item Number: 25969
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Ravenswood Dickerson Zinfandel 2013
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91  "Joel Peterson makes this wine from a vineyard on Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena. In 2013, Dickerson is a fresh, open zin, yielding generous fruit in a cascade of blackberry, strawberry and red currant flavors. The texture is soft and clean if you open it now; the tannins gain
Item Number: 22823
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $179.70
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Ravenswood 'Vintners Blend' Zinfandel 1.5L
(1)
"Each year winemaker Joel Peterson combs the countryside to seek out wineries with small lots of well-made Zinfandel. These wines, blended with a base wine of up to roughly 40% of Ravenswood's own crushed and fermented Zinfandel, produce a style that is distinctively Ravenswood. Careful choosing and
Item Number: 8105
Bottle:$15.99
Case: $95.94
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Pickup / Local Delivery Only

Ravenswood 'Vintners Blend' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"Big, bold, unapologetic. This rendition leads the charge with tantalizing aromas of black cherry, raspberries and blueberries along with hints of oak. It then gets really serious with a cascade of fruit flavors, and a long, fruit-forward finish your not going to forget." ~ winemakers notes
Item Number: 1570
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Ravenswood 'Mendocino' Zinfandel 2014
"A sinfully ripe Zin that breaks all the rules. Vibrant cherry and cassis are layered with notes of toasty oak. Clove and cardamom mingle together deliciously, resolving into a long, smooth finish. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 556
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Ravenswood 'Vintners Blend' Zinfandel 2015
(1)
"A big, in-your-face wine that proves, once again, how sinfully good Zin can be. This 2013 edition sets the stage with tantalizing aromas of black cherry, raspberries, and blueberries along with hints of oak. It then stops the show with a cascade of fruit flavors, flexible tannins, and a long,
Item Number: 310
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Ravenswood 'Lodi' Zinfandel 2015
"Ravenswood Lodi Zin is bursting with luscious red cherry and plum, with acidity so bright it could light a room. The mouthfeel is seductively soft and perfectly plush. This wine is weighty without aggressive tannins. On the playful finish, expect fantastic fruit flavor."~winery notes

Ravenswood 'Teldeschi' Zinfandel 2014
Tasting Panel 95 "Wild berry, coffee and earth define the perfume arising from this single vineyard Zinfandel, which also blends in 19% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane. Aged for 19 months in French oak, and boasting an abv of 15.1%, this inky black wine is a zinphony of taste and texture. Creamy

Ravenswood 'Old Hill' Zinfandel 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Powerful and deeply structured, with distinctive aromas of smoked pepper, black raspberry and fruitcake spices. The flavors balance ripe tannins and lively acidity, offering notes of blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2024. 1,596 cases made."

Ravenswood 'Lodi' Zinfandel 2014
"Ravenswood Lodi Zin is bursting with luscious red cherry and plum, with acidity so bright it could light a room. The mouthfeel is seductively soft and perfectly plush. This wine is weighty without aggressive tannins. On the playful finish, expect fantastic fruit flavor."~winery notes

Ravenswood 'Teldeschi' Zinfandel 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Connoisseurs Guide 91  "On first sniff and taste, the new Teldeschi comes across as being relatively closed and fairly tight-fisted in fruit, but, when given a chance, it proves to be a very deep wine, albeit one that is less outgoing than we have come to expect from this site. It is tough, it is

Ravenswood 'Barrica' Zinfandel 2011
"The 2011 Barricia Vineyard Zinfandel has dark, perfumed black cherry, blackberry, white pepper, and baking spice scents with hints of smoke,dry earth, and new leather. Deliciously sweet and dark mid-palate flavors of black fruit and cherry liqueur give way to an intense finish of structured

Ravenswood 'Besieged' Red Blend 2013
" A blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and Mourvèdre. Sourced from vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, Knights Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Red-black in color. Rich, robust, and round fruit flavors of

Ravenswood 'Barricia' Zinfandel 2007
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "A beautiful Zinfandel that shows the varietys spicy, briary personality in a balanced, elegant way. Dry and rich in brisk tannins, it has complex flavors of blackberries, cherries, sweet tobacco, anise, cola, cocoa, sandalwood and dusty spices. Drink now2013 before it starts

Ravenswood Zinfandel 2005 3.0L
"Lean and rustic, with juicy cherry, roasted fennel and leather notes. Drink now. 606 cases made."

Ravenswood Zinfandel 2005 3.0L
"Lean and rustic, with juicy cherry, roasted fennel and leather notes. Drink now. 606 cases made."


Ravenswood 'Big River' Zinfandel 2006
94  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92-94"Bright ruby. Sexy, pungent aromas of cassis, blackberry and Asian spices. Deep, sweet and sappy, offering round, supple dark berry preserve flavors and good spicy snap. Impressively balanced for such a rich wine, with outstanding finishing sweetness and length."

Zen of Zin 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2013
(3)
"Ravenswood at its quirky best. A bold blend of old vine Zinfandel from so great sources throughout California, expertly married by Joel Peterson to make this vibrant, fruity, in your face Zinfandel. Perfect with just about anything, hey that's the Zen part, but really good with anything fresh from

Ravenswood 'Dickerson' Zinfandel 2006
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91-93"Ruby-red. Spicy aromas of red berries, cherry, cracked pepper, mace and violet. Fresh and clean, with energetic red fruit flavors braced by zesty minerality. Picks up dusty tannins with air and finishes with very good grip and energy."


Ravenswood 'Teldeschi' Zinfandel 2008
96  Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 
Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 96 "As a group, the Ravenwood's 2008 single-vineyard Zinfandels rank among winemaker Joel Peterson's best efforts yet, and, if picking a favorite is not easy, the deep and delicious Teldeschi bottling stands out as our pick of the bunch. Keenly focused on optimally ripe