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January 31, 2006

Wimpy vs Willy Wonka Wine

Ravenswood's battle cry is No Wimpy Wines and they mean it. Drinking Ravenswood is like taking a turbo trip to the Willy Wonka Wine-o-candy factory. No, I don't like their Zins much, at least the regular old barrel ones they serve up with the $5 or $10 tasting fee. (Can't remember how much it cost per person)
Nonetheless, I love visiting this winery, which is tucked away on a hill in Sonoma, CA., and often hosts barbeques (I've yet the attend one).
Who says you have to love a winery's wines to visit? This place is just fun. The guy who did our tasting when we visited last October was super generous on the pour, very chatty about the year's vintage, teaching us a thing or two about wine. I looked at my watch as my husband and I were leaving. My head was in the clouds and an hour and a half had passed.
Although I don't like many Zins, particularly the huge Robert Parkery ones, I did buy a nice solid bottle of 2000 Sonoma County Carignane that day. It went down fast when we drank it about a month later.

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Posted by Blogpire Productions at January 31, 2006 2:54 PM
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