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1994 Ravenswood Pickberry
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Sonoma County
- Sonoma Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 12
Tannic Monster Likes this wine: (90 points)
August 14, 2016 - For whatever reason this bottle was very cloudy and it never settled. It was not flawed an delivered ripe plum and tobacco with a smoky finish...very different from the last bottle which just goes to show that we have to be aware of individual bottle variation...especially with a 22 year old.
Tannic Monster wrote: (93 points)
March 11, 2016 - Wow. I was a little worried when the brick wasn't just at the edges, but then the nose told me that not only was everything okay, but that I was in for a ride. Incredibly elegant perfectly aged meritage drinking like an old right bank Bordeaux...who says merlot can't age (63% merlot). Perfect harmony here. Soft tannins, balanced fruit and acidity. Just a luscious experience. Don't decant. Enjoy soon.
TVB223 wrote: (90 points)
February 4, 2015 - 1994 Ravenswood Pickberry (63% Merlot, 21% Cab. Sauv., 16% Cab. Franc)
bottom of cork was soft but but Rabbit did the trick
Remarkably dark color for its age - more brick tones typical of older wine, but still dark
Shorter teardrop legs (13.5%)
Characteristic plummy Merlot nose
Mellow and a bit flat on the palate initially, but opening up to plum, earth and mushroom notes
Very smooth, but tannins still present
affordableCollector wrote: (90 points)
November 25, 2014 - deep red, orange rim, in the color. blackberry, blueberry, spices, earth, tobacco, leather, on the nose. high acid, low-medium tannins, on the finish.
BVal wrote: (85 points)
January 12, 2014 - Color: medium ruby -> light garnet rim. Light bouquet of berries, plum, a little ash and leather. Singed, sour cherries, a little cedar and cassis coming through before the acid and tannins take over a pretty short finish. Palate definitely showing signs of fatigue; still alive but going over the hills and far away. This didn't get better as it sat for a few hours in the decanter (checking in every half hour or so). Drink soon (like this second).
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- Vintage 1994
- Type Red
- Producer Ravenswood
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Pickberry
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Mountain
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 38 (45%)
- Consumed 46 (55%)
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