1994 Ravenswood Pickberry

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Mountain
Drink between 2006 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • 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
    Medium finish

  • 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).

  • dzop Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 16, 2013 - After a long night of higher-priced disappointments, this saved the day as WOTN. Tannic as hell, but this has a load of plum and blackberry fruit, garrigue, chocolate, lots of acid. Not ready yet but has the fruit to stand up to the tannin. Delicious.

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (5%)
  • In Cellars 43 (52%)
  • Consumed 36 (43%)

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