Earthy Elegance from Ravenswood- 2007 Pickberry Red Wine

I have said this before and I can’t say it enough…if all you are drinking is Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel, you are cheating yourself.  While it is a decent grocery store wine for the price, Ravenswood has so much more to offer.  I fell in love with their Dickerson Vineyard Zinfandel last month (link to the review here and I had a similar experience tasting their Pickberry Red Wine this past week. 

About the Wine- From the Winery

Ravenswood 2007 Pickberry Red Wine is a blend of 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Mountain.  It has 14.5% alcohol and retails for $50.  For more information see

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

Pickberry Red Wine pours a deep ruby in the glass.  The musky nose has a bouquet of blackberries, strawberries, cedar, and tobacco.  The palate is full of earthy elegance with tastes of plum, red currant, cedar, and sweet tobacco.  The wine has lively acidity and a long spicy finish with lingering notes of vanilla.  After an hour or so in the decanter, it was very enjoyable but I really recommend that you cellar it for several years.  I think that Pickberry will age gracefully and really develop into something beautiful.  So grab a bottle now and enjoy it in a few years…it’s worth the wait!

My Wine Rating- A-

Food Pairing Suggestions-This wine pairs nicely with hearty meats including a grilled filet, rack of lamb, or venison.

*This wine was sent to me as a sample for review

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  1. I have never been a huge fan of Ravens Wood wines, but after your review I think it may be because I have not tried this one! Will be on the lookout for it!

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