Ravenswood Zen of Zinfandel 2010

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Ravenswood turned to eternally great vineyards in carefully selected California winegrowing nirvanas to find just the right fruit for the 2010 Zen of Zin. This smooth Zinfandel bursts onto the scene with intriguing floral and spice aromas, then delivers lusciously concentrated fruit flavors of blackberry and raspberry that are set off by notes of plum, coffee, and chocolate. All of these complex flavors weave together to create a rich mouthfeel and a long, silky finish. They blended in Petite Sirah and Mixed Blacks for even more complexity and a lasting sense of discovery.

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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: CageyT
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3.50 5
03/16/2013

nice wine for the price


Snooth User: defStef
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3.50 5
04/05/2013

Wife and I enjoyed it



Ravenswood turned to eternally great vineyards in carefully selected California winegrowing nirvanas to find just the right fruit for the 2010 Zen of Zin. This smooth Zinfandel bursts onto the scene with intriguing floral and spice aromas, then delivers lusciously concentrated fruit flavors of blackberry and raspberry that are set off by notes of plum, coffee, and chocolate. All of these complex flavors weave together to create a rich mouthfeel and a long, silky finish. They blended in Petite Sirah and Mixed Blacks for even more complexity and a lasting sense of discovery.

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