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Ravenswood Dickerson Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2013 Wine Review

Ravenswood Dickerson Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Ravenswood Dickerson Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ravenswood

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Winemaker Joel Peterson says that "airoir" affects the taste of this wine. The vineyards are planted close to eucalyptus trees and the oil from the trees blows off and coats the grapes lightly imparting a light hint of mint. This wine displays dazzling aromas of ripe red berries and other fruits. It was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, of which 30% was new. The barrels are made from oak primarily from the Navarre forest in France, and they are seasoned outside where the weather impact their final flavour profile and brings out their natural wood-grain tannins. Joel uses hand/manual punch down to extract more flavour.

Zinfandel food pairings: roast pork shoulder with cranberry Zinfandel wine sauce, roast chicken, red berry compote over baked brie.

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This Ravenswood Dickerson Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2013 was reviewed on March 18, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Since starting the Ravenswood winery in Sonoma County in 1976, Joel Peterson has amassed enormous critical acclaim, a dedicated cult following and has even been nicknamed the Grandfather of Zinfandel. Ravenswood's Dickerson Single Vineyard (2013) is planted close to eucalyptus trees and the oil from the trees blows off and coats the grapes lightly imparting a light hint of mint. Winemaker, Joel Peterson says that the effect this has on the Zinfandel is called "airoir". Pretty Clever. The 100% Zin is fresh, red berries and cherries, and the wine is aged in Navarre French oak barrels for over 10 months, 30% new barrels. - Community Wine Reviews



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