127 Ratings
Ravenswood Winery Zinfandel Sonoma County

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(2012 Vintage) Our Sonoma County Zin is warm and flavorful, enveloping your senses with blueberry, blackberry, natural vanilla, and baking spice flavors. The mouthfeel is elegantly layered and generous.Sonoma County Zinfandel is subject to marine influence from the Pacific Ocean and early afternoon fog. The soils are typically a Tuscan red hill cobbly loam with a high water-holding capacity that allows the vines to be dry-farmed. Low yields and slow ripening lead to dense and structured wines of exceptional quality.

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    recommended to decant

    about 7 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Deep ruby. Jammy raspberry and blackberry on the nose, with notes of fresh rose and baking spices adding complexity. Sappy dark berry flavors show liqueur-like intensity and depth but are also enlivened by juicy acidity. Impressively fresh, focused zinfandel with excellent finishing lift and thrust, leaving behind floral pastilles and smoky minerals.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    8% Syrah. The sole claim to varietal character that this frontal, fairly lifeless and underfilled wine makes is its undisguised back-palate tannin, and in all other regards it is simply a shallow and indistinct red that ultimately tastes a bit too much like the cheap wine that it is.
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