Ravenswood Napa Zinfandel 2009

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Pleasing bright, ripe plum flavors with mouth-watering acidity and fine tannin structure followed by a racy, lingerin...

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Well, this wine had a lot of the "zips" and "zings" that I think a zinfandel should have, but strangely enough, they seemed to be in all the wrong ... Read more

Elder berry on the nose and pallet. Not much else to speak of. But a decent little wine. Read more

A reasonable, tannic wine without the strong fruit that comes with a high end Zinfandel. Drinkable and good value, but somewhat dull. Read more

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Snooth User: CJLew
1033955183
2.00 5
03/20/2012

Well, this wine had a lot of the "zips" and "zings" that I think a zinfandel should have, but strangely enough, they seemed to be in all the wrong places, and seemed to crash into each other, rather than flow with one another. so it just came out all wrong for me. That seems odd beings that it is a blend, and could be crafted in order for the different components to work together better Maybe since this is Ravenswood entry level wine with several higher options, they're just displaying a little bit of that zinfandel magic, but in way that will not fully satisfy (I wasn't satisfied, anyway), in order to prod people on to other levels.


Snooth User: rufus1841
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3.00 5
05/20/2012

Elder berry on the nose and pallet. Not much else to speak of. But a decent little wine.


Snooth User: sramji
106417735
2.50 5
11/16/2012

A reasonable, tannic wine without the strong fruit that comes with a high end Zinfandel. Drinkable and good value, but somewhat dull.


Snooth User: brandonheato
84334711
4.00 5
02/07/2012

Full bodied Fruity Smooth, subdued sourness/acidity Good everyday wine


External Reviews for Ravenswood Napa Zinfandel

External Review
07/11/2011

A solid wine, with a firm texture and lots of plum and raspberry aromas and flavors. Hints at vanilla and turns a mite tannic on the finish, so probably best to drink after 1993.


External Review
07/11/2011

A well-structured wine with charming, youthful fruit. The wine has spicy, ripe raspberry aromas and flavors of black cherry, mint and vanilla. It finishes crisp and clean.


External Review
07/11/2011

Chewy Zin, with concentrated dried wild berry, dried raspberry and strawberry jam flavors. Pretty vanilla tones linger, along with modest tannins and a slight metallic note. Good value from a Zinfandel specialist. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
07/11/2011

Straightforward, balanced and generous in flavor, echoing cherry and toast on a moderately long finish. Easy to approach but firm enough in texture to complement serious food.


External Review
11/27/2012

A gutsy wine with fruit sourced from notable vineyards throughout the valley, this Old Vine Zinfandel is expressive with notes of warm spice and vanilla. Powerful, full-bodied raspberry and blackberry flavors with structured tannins.


External Review
01/03/2012

Medium red. Fresh redcurrant and strawberry aromas are lightly kissed by smoky herbs. Silky and fine, with bright red fruit and herb flavors, smooth tannins and a persistent raspberry note on the finish. Pretty impressive for the money, and there are 6 million bottles of this. Irsquo;ve bought this at gas stations! Peterson notes that it was fermented completely with native yeasts.


External Review
07/11/2011

Deep ruby. Black raspberry, cherry and licorice aromas, with a whiff of dried flowers. A fresh midweight, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and a hint of cracked pepper. Turns more tangy on the finish, which leaves brisk berry and cherry skin notes behind.


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Ratings & Tags for Ravenswood Napa Zinfandel

1053158 Snooth User: dlellis
rated this wine
3.00 5
11/14/2012

1150843 Snooth User: Mosca
rated this wine
3.00 5
11/13/2012

1381576 Snooth User: KrPoll
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4.50 5
11/13/2013

656806 Snooth User: takmad
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06/07/2013

Winemaker's Notes:

Pleasing bright, ripe plum flavors with mouth-watering acidity and fine tannin structure followed by a racy, lingering finish that tastes of raspberries, cloves, cardamom and vanilla

Pleasing bright, ripe plum flavors with mouth-watering acidity and fine tannin structure followed by a racy, lingering finish that tastes of raspberries, cloves, cardamom and vanilla

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