Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 Wine Review
Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2015
Lodi, California, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
A spectacular Californian Zinfandel from one of the state's top producers. Aromas of cigar box, black plums, smoke and dark spice. Ideal for grilled meats and hamburgers.
Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat meals, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork.
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This Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 was reviewed on May 22, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
I love the experience and ritual of opening a bottle of wine to begin a meal and being reminded of how much I enjoy the wines from specific wine regions. In this case it's California wines. Each time I open a Ravenswood wine that sentiment comes to mind and I enjoy each and every sip as much as I did the first. One of many examples of why I love California wines for their consistent quality and approachable style, each and every vintage.
Iconic California Zin producer, known as the "Godfather of Zin", Joel Peterson of Ravenswood, has been crafting some of the finest Zin for nearly four decades now, and their Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is a terrific value-priced example of the delicious wines they craft, which are loved by all!
A blend of 79% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, and 1% Alicante Bouschet, it's expressive, luscious, robust and elegant with the perfect harmony of fruit, spice, and texture. The nose shows rich dark fruit, figs, dark plum, chocolate, mocha, cigar box, gingerbread, smoky bacon, and fresh herbs. Medium-full bodied with a refreshing velvety mouthfeel, with spicy black plum, fig, mocha, and caramelized cocoa nibs on the palate. Perfect for enjoying all year round, and with BBQ season arriving across Canada, when you fire up the BBQ this versatile and simply delicious wine is sure to please. Tasted March 2018. 91+ points. Matt Steeves – www.quercusvino.ca Released via Vintages February 2018 - $21.95
|Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Tasted this one side by side with the Ravenswood 2015 Old Wine Zinfandel Vintner's Blend.
Aromas of cigar, cedar, dark fruit and mint. Medium to full-bodied and smooth with flavours of red fruit and spice.
Suggested pairings include a peppercorn steak and a spinach salad to compliment the spice.
Tasted May 8, 2018
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Lots of cigarbox and black fruit notes on the nose with spice, black plum and some chocolate notes on the palate. Lingering finish with medium tannins. Tasted March 2018 and paired with grilled steak.
|Simon Chen rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
way better than the white label ravenswood zinfendel. Not overly sweet, eucalyptus, mint, and has good acidity and tannin
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