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Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 Wine Review

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

Lodi, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 13

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ravenswood

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

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.

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This Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 was reviewed on December 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

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.
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.

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