Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2007

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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Low-yielding vineyards and sandy loam soil result in ample layers of sweet plum and blueberry fruit. Notes of vanilla, cocoa, and spice linger on the finish in this wine with complexity and well-balanced acidity. Dense and supple, this Zinfandel is great on its own or accompanied with food. Drink now or in three to five years. Web Site: Click Here

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Ravenswood Winery:
  No Wimpy Wines. That’s the motto of Ravenswood Winery, a winery that believes that white Zinfandel’s best quality is that it preserved Old Vine Zinfandel during Prohibition. That’s not just some flashy name either: Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker of Ravenswood and nicknamed “the Godfather of Zin,” lives it every day. He spent 15 tireless years tr... Read more
  No Wimpy Wines. That’s the motto of Ravenswood Winery, a winery that believes that white Zinfandel’s best quality is that it preserved Old Vine Zinfandel during Prohibition. That’s not just some flashy name either: Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker of Ravenswood and nicknamed “the Godfather of Zin,” lives it every day. He spent 15 tireless years trying to get his winery to turn a profit, and while his first harvest was in 1976, it was in 1992 that he finally quit his other job at a clinical lab, splitting his life in two the whole time. Financing the operation was always difficult. For many years, the winery moved around, trying to find a cheap place to house their operations. It wasn’t until their Vintners Blend program was launched that they were finally able to settle down with the money they made, in 1991. Starting in the mid 80s, Vintners Blend was a less expensive wine, thanks to the fact that it was created by blending many grapes from different vineyards. In 1982 Ravenswood made their first Zinfandel with grapes from multiple vineyards, creating its County Series: wines that feature regional distinctions. Today, it sources grapes from over 100 vineyards in northern California, a huge expansion from its original vagabond roots. Read less
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Snooth User: kbowser105
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4.00 5
03/26/2011

Another great Zin!!


Snooth User: mattg722
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3.00 5
09/20/2010

Nice solid Zin for the price tag. Actually paired it with mexican food and it worked out quite well. Awesome rich fruit nose on this one.


Snooth User: kbowser105
695746208
4.00 5
04/27/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/05/2011

Chewy and ripe, with dried raspberry, vanilla and ripe plum flavors that finish with firm tannin, lively acidity and a peppery note. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/05/2011

Good medium ruby. Slightly porty, wild aromas of blueberry, plum, game and menthol. Then sweet in the middle palate, with black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors showing a faintly medicinal quality. Finishes with substantial, slightly drying tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/05/2011

Shows ripe plum and licorice aromas, with lively, slightly untamed dried cherry, spice and blueberry flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/05/2011

Ripe and alcoholic, with dried currant, spice, plum and dried raspberry flavors, picking up lead pencil and modest tannin on the finish. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/05/2011

Good bright red-ruby. Superripe aromas of blueberry, blackberry, licorice and menthol. Juicy and fresh, with sweet berry and spice flavors and good cut. From vines picked before the early September heat wave.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/05/2011

Bright ruby. Deep dark berry and cola aromas are complicated by cured tobacco and baking spices. Fleshy and gently sweet, with good depth and sweet raspberry and blackberry flavors. Fresh, straightforward and refreshingly brisk, with good finishing lift and cut.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/05/2011

A big bruiser with youthful wild berry, sage and earth flavors and hefty tannins. Has the jamminess and sharp acids of a young wine. Drink with rich meats, tomato sauce and olive oil.


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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Low-yielding vineyards and sandy loam soil result in ample layers of sweet plum and blueberry fruit. Notes of vanilla, cocoa, and spice linger on the finish in this wine with complexity and well-balanced acidity. Dense and supple, this Zinfandel is great on its own or accompanied with food. Drink now or in three to five years. Web Site: Click Here

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