RavensWood Icon Mixed Blacks 2007
Sonoma County, USA
Natalie's Score: 94/100
Community Score: 4.7/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 200873
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. RavensWood Icon Mixed Blacks 2007 Wine Review
A big, blockbuster wine yet lively and vibrant, not heavy. Voluptuous layers of fleshy dark cherries and blackberries. A wine to cuddle up to and hoard. This RavensWood Icon Mixed Blacks 2007 was reviewed by November 6, 2010 Natalie MacLean
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Take yourself back before Prohibition when blending produced the best wine in any year. Zinfandel for spice and ripe fruit flavors and suppleness; Carignane for bright freshness provided by high acidity; black pepper and tannins from Petite Sirah; and notes of blueberry and color density added by the Alicante Bouschet was found mixed in many of these old vineyards. These grapes were the chosen ones of California before 1920. The 2007 Icon contains only the best wines from our cellar made from grapes planted more than 90 years ago to produce California’s most interesting, unique, and classic blend. It is rich, round, full, and flavorful and will age beautifully for a very long time. The wine is very dark and dense. It is fully aromatic with sweet fruit scents of black cherries and plums, accented by hints of toast, vanilla, black pepper, cardamom, and licorice. It is a big, mouth-filling wine, rich in the complexities of black raspberry and baking spices. It has supple, delicious intensity and weight in the long, flavorful finish. Built for the ages, this wine has classic Sonoma mixed black flavors. There is nothing else like it in the world.
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Serve RavensWood Icon Mixed Blacks 2007 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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