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Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 Wine Review

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Lodi, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2019-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ravenswood

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

From the Lodi wine region this Old Vines Zinfandel is created from one of California's top producers. Ravenswood 2016 includes 17% Petite Sirah and 1% Alicante Bouschet in the blend which spent 18 months in French oak barrel. Look for ripe strawberries, blue and blackberries with earthy and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Ideal for the barbie.

Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat meals, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork.

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This Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 was reviewed on August 30, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Iconic California Zin producer, known as the Godfather of Zin, Joel Peterson, founder of Ravenswood, has crafted some of the finest Zin for over four decades, and their Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is a terrific value-priced example of the delicious wines they craft.

A blend of 82% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, and 1% Alicante Bouschet, it’s fresh and expressive, luscious, robust and elegant with great harmony between the fruit, spice, and texture. The nose shows rich dark fruit, stewed plum, figs, chocolate, mocha, cedar, gingerbread, smoky bacon, and fresh herbs. Medium-full bodied with a refreshing velvety mouthfeel, with spicy black plum, field berries, black currant, and mocha on the palate. Perfect with stewed and braised dishes this winter and BBQ fare all year round. Tasted January 2019. 90+ points. Matt Steeves – www.quercusvino.ca Released via Vintages January 2019 - $21.95
Ravenswood 2016 is an Old Vines Zinfandel from the Lodi wine region in California and from one of the state's top producers. Ripe dark plums, dark spice, ripe red berry jam, smoke, white pepper and cigar box spice -- this Zin has it all including 17% Petite Sirah and 1% Alicante Bouschet in the blend which spent 18 months in French oak barrel. Simply delish. - Community Wine Reviews

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