Friday, October 29, 2010

2007 Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Sonoma County

My next entry was a sample received the 2007 Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel from Ravenswood. A nice wine I paired with roast, vegies and a hearty gravy. Aged 18 months in French Oak the wine can be opened now or in 5 to 7 years.

Once in the glass the oak really game to the front and bold. Time in the glass opened the wine up with the black cherry and spice combination. Now comes the blackberry and a slight hint of vanilla. Outstanding berry aroma.

Surprised how juicy this wine is. The blackberry and black cherry start at the beginning and are present all through the long finish. Little oak, slight vanilla, spice but the ripe fruit is the star. Overall a very good wine, nicely balanced, concentrated ripe fruit. One I think you should drink if you're thinking Zinfandel tonight.


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