Ravenswood Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

Zinfandel from USA
Review Date : 26-Jan-2017
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with light purple hues, a little pale on the edge. The nose is elegant and evenly proportioned with good depth of ripe blackberry, boysenberry and blueberry fruit aromas melded with dried herbs, liquorice, spices and nutty oak. Full-bodied, the palate features rich and concentrated flavours of ripe blackberries and boysenberries, along with nuances of blue fruits, liquorice and spicy oak, that form a rounded core with plenty of palate weight and presence. The sweet fruit is supported and balanced by fine, grainy tannin extraction, and the wine has energy and vigour, carrying to an elegant, lingering finish of black fruits, liquorice and spicy oak. This is a rich, concentrated Zinfandel with sweetly ripe black fruits, liquorice and spicy oak on a fine-grained palate. Match with grilled and roasted game meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. A blend of 83% Zinfandel, 11% Petit Sirah and 6% ‘Mixed Blacks’, 73% from Dry Creek, 25% Sonoma Valley and 2% Alexander Valley, from vines 50-100 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 5-8 days on skins during ferment, and aged 18 months in 30% new French oak. 18.0+/20 Jan 2017 RRP $23.99

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