"People love flavor characters; we like tying those flavors back to a place. So [the notion of appellation wines] makes the complexity of wine more interesting and more fascinating than it would otherwise be."
Sonoma County (County Appellation)
The Zinfandel Gospel According to
Ravenswood’s County by County Appellation Zinfandels demonstrate the individual characteristics of their particular terroir.
February 4, 2009
s a red wine, “Zinfandel is really a glorious thing,”
said Joel Peterson, president and founding winemaker of Sonoma’s Ravenswood Wines
. It is a small but popular varietal, with a special uniqueness in California. In order to get the world to understand and appreciate Zinfandel, a central part of Ravenswood’s approach to red Zinfandel production since its first Sonoma County vineyard designate in 1976 has been how it varies in the various American Viticultural Areas. This approach led to Ravenswood’s County Appellation series.