Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 Wine Review
Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
Lodi, California, United States
Community Reviews: 16
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
A gorgeously rich and full-bodied Californian Zinfandel from one of the state's top producers. Aromas of black plums, smoke and dark spice. Smooth and perfect for barbecued meats.
Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat meals, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork.
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This Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 was reviewed on May 3, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Loved this accessibly priced Old vine Lodi Zinfandel. Tasted the 2014 vintage in May 2017. Declared 14.5% abv. Great balance, medium acidity, medium tannins, medium plus fruit with integrated alcohol. Blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, moderate spicy oak, and a hint of canned black olive. Great value. Very versatile pairing, try this with BBQ ribs, steak, chicken. Easily enjoyable on it's own. 91 points. BespokeTastings
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Medium ruby with lots of smoky blueberry in the aromas as well as cherry and plum. Lots of fruit, but layered in with a smooth smokiness. The mouth-feel is smooth, with a little tannin, very rounded. Flavours are blueberry and plum. The finish is spicy plum and very long. A very rich wine that is still approachable for a lot of dishes.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Lots of smokiness in the aroma with some black fruit lingering within it. The palate brings out blueberry, plum and vanilla notes with some herb and a touch of chocolate. The smokiness rounds out the finish. An excellent wine for BBQ ribs.
|Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Lots of juicy, ripe red and black fruit on the nose and palate with the perfect touch of cinnamon and clove. Full-bodied and delicious. Pair with rare, red meat or grilled meats with sweet BBQ sauce. Tasted Oct. 02, 2016.
|Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 is a must try for those who love Zinfandel. This full bodied wine features aromas and flavours of cherry, plum, dark berry fruit, and spice. Tasted October 2016 (90/100)
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
If you're a Zinfandel fan, you'll love this Lodi blend of 77% Zinfandel and 23% Petite Syrah. Lots of blueberries, vanilla, herbal touches and smoke starts things off with a bang, then the palate unfolds juicy blueberries, plums, black cherry, cocao, vanilla, spice, slight herbaceous tomato stem and smoke. Tight acidity and smooth tannins lead to a long smokey finish. Let this one decant for 30 minutes to allow the fruit flavours to blossom. Enjoy this with roast herb-crusted lamb, duck or venison.
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
A zin a notch above the crowd - this one comes bearing refreshing acidity along with the requisite black cherry, black currant, blueberry, spice and hint of vanilla. Very enjoyable and not overly assertive. Should be great with a range of food.
|Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Heady aromas of black currant, vanilla and cedar, mouth watering red berry flavours, with balanced tannin and acidity, making this versatile with a variety of foods, especially creamy pasta dishes.
Tasted May 2017.
|Sharon Prionas rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Intense red in colour with aromas of red fruit. Medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palette with tastes of blackberry, cinnamon and spice. Suggest decanting for 2 hours. I would buy half a case of this wine and open a bottle a year and see how it evolves. Great steak wine!
(Tasted January 15, 2017)
|Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Translucent deep ruby. Fresh plums and blueberry jam. Medium tannins. Herbaceous entry with light toasty smoke and eucalyptus and a tart finish. Great acidity that will balance well with hard and sharp cheeses.
3 Members would buy this wine again
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