Plush, concentrated, lengthy.
This single, old vine, Dry Creek vineyard Zinfandel is a premium fan favourite in the portfolio of Ravenswood founder, the gregarious Joel Peterson. Peterson remains the face of Ravenswood (Mantra: No Wimpy Wines), despite its ownership by Arterra Brands (in Canada). It's been aged in barrel for two years then more in bottle before release.
Expect mocha, licorice, purple berries and sweet black cherries, baking spices and black pepper aromas. It is supple, impressively concentrated and has a long cinnamon and clove flavoured finish. This vintage seems to lack the benefit of acidity as the previous one did.
Pairs great with Gone Crackers Blue Cheese & Cracked Pepper
Chocolate, Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, GONE CRACKERS, Game Day Wines
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-06-03 18:41:43.0