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Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi 2000

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Alcohol Percentage: 14.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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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

Member Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi

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Snooth User: runningbear
43154612
2.50 5
08/31/2009

decent wine that i picked up from the ravenswood vineyard directly a few years back. decent, though not a personal favorite

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  • Snooth User: 97mjr
    339902,159
    0.00 5
    03/04/2009

    ($30) - bright fruit, ras, cherries, tannic


    Snooth User: 97mjr
    339902,159
    0.00 5
    03/04/2009

    ($30) leathery, blackberry, currant


    Snooth User: runningbear
    43154612
    2.50 5
    02/10/2008

    Not my personal favorite; a little too heavy in the tannins, but others certainly like Ravenswood's famous Zin.


    Snooth User: Kathys2004
    130210328
    3.00 5
    07/19/2013

    I am predominantly a white wine drinker but I truly enjoy this red. It has notes of cherries and a bit of oak. The fruit flavor remains long after you've finished your glass.


    Snooth User: winesnobby
    2083795
    0.00 5
    07/01/2009

    Lucky shareholder's! At $125/bottle, a great keeper! Better now that it's been cellared.


    Snooth User: m3brooklyn
    18198067
    2.00 5
    05/17/2009

    Two glasses


    External Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi

    External Review
    02/24/2012

    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
    02/24/2012

    Strong, earthy Zin, with basic flavors of wild berries, tobacco and dried herbs. Dry and pretty tannic. Not much subtlety, and certainly not a wimpy wine.


    External Review
    02/24/2012

    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
    02/24/2012

    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.


    External Review
    02/24/2012

    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.



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