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2013 Ravenswood Old Hill Vineyard Zinfandel Sonoma Valley

2013 Ravenswood Old Hill Vineyard Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Old Hill
Acid
5.72 g/L
pH
3.79
Aging
19 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
Fermentation
Native yeast fermentation in small open-top fermenters, manual punchdowns, 6 days skin contact
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine & Spirits
92
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Nice weight and texture are perfectly accompanied by black fruit and dried flowers. The finish is long and incredibly enjoyable.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Old Hill
Acid
5.72 g/L
pH
3.79
Aging
19 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
Fermentation
Native yeast fermentation in small open-top fermenters, manual punchdowns, 6 days skin contact
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine & Spirits
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2013 Old Hill Zinfandel is refined and reserved yet assertive. It displays aromas of red fruit, dried flowers, anise and bramble spice. It has firm but very fine tannins, leading to a long enjoyable finish and also contributing to the terrific aging potential of this wine. 75% Zinfandel, 25% Mixed Blacks
Vineyard Notes
Old Hill Vineyard is located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley with probably the oldest vines in Sonoma County. There are at least 30 different grape varieties on the property but it’s blended to be around 75% Zinfandel. Otto Teller was larger than life. He had worked out a special recipe for life and stuck to it. He couldn't stand excesses or the distractions of modern life; he knew what was good, elegant, and classic, and he eschewed anything that didn't meet his standards. Teller's pride and joy was Oak Hill Farm in Sonoma Valley, where he raised flowers, produce, and decorative shrubs—and which he expanded in 1981 to include Old Hill ranch, whose century-old grapevines mingled with junk cars, abandoned appliances, blackberries, and poison oak. Ignoring consultants who advised him to fumigate and replant, Otto brought the vineyard back from the dead. He cleared the brush, cultivated a natural cover of grass, and stimulated growth with foliar kelp, relying on ladybugs and praying mantises to control pests. Planted in the traditional field blend of early California grape growing, these were some of the oldest vines in the Valley of the Moon. When Otto died in 1998 at the age of 90, his stepson Will Bucklin left his winemaking job to take over Old Hill. A vineyard that is not only a historic embodiment of California wine, but an ongoing incarnation of Otto Teller: big, rich, complex, generous, and uncompromising.
92 Points & Year's Best Zinfandel

A muscular red that carries a suggestion of ferny undergrowth in its cool, minty aromas...with a dark-berried intensity that should keep it in good form for 10 years or more.

Wine & Spirits, February 2016
90 Points

From a famed old site planted to 75% Zinfandel and 25% mixed black-skinned varieties, this wine conveys a minty-eucalyptus quality that tunes the acidity high against a medium-weight body. Austere at first on the palate, it expands as it goes, offering robust, dry tannins and layers of cardamom and coffee with time and air.

Wine Enthusiast, June 2016
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