Ravenswood Besieged 2014
2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition: Designated Gold Medal.
Winery: "Dark, rich, full flavors ignite your senses with blackberry, black cherry, and baking spices, resolving into a delicious, smooth, satisfying finish. Full bodied with firm, but fine, tannins.
Primarily sourced from premium Sonoma County vineyards in: Alexander Valley with warm with gravelly soils; Dry Creek Valley that has stone-strewn soils with one of the longest winegrowing histories in California; Sonoma Valley that is cooled by north-south winds, a rarity in North Coast growing regions; Russian River Valley that is only a few miles from the Pacific, fog can drop temperatures 35-40 degrees in the evening; Knights Valley with remote vineyards embraced by Mount St. Helena; Sonoma Mountain known for its high-altitude, steep-sloped vineyards with well-drained soil."
|Varietal:||Petit Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Alicante Bouscet, Barbera
|Aging:||10 months in 40% new French oak barrels