Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2012

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"A zesty little Zin, with easygoing cherry, spice and toasted herb flavors." –TF, Wine Spectator

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Effusively fruity on the nose with briar toned blackberry and plummy fruit along with streaks of vanilla, caramel, and a hint of coconut. This is w... Read more

Jammy fruits on the nose with lots of plum and crushed berry tones with a toffeed edge and notes of cedar and slate in the back ground. Big and sof... Read more

The wine is a deep ruby color in the glass with very nice clarity. The nose is classic Lodi Zin, rich ripe black fruit, blackberries, black cherry... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,078
3.50 5
09/15/2014

Effusively fruity on the nose with briar toned blackberry and plummy fruit along with streaks of vanilla, caramel, and a hint of coconut. This is wide open in the mouth yet not opulent with a touch of chewiness to the rich, ripe briar and tar tinged cherry and blackberry fruit that shows remarkable clarity on the palate at this price point. A little spicy on the backend, then dropping off a bit on the finish which shows a hints of sandy soil tones that linger on the palate. This is a little on the fleshy side but well balanced and fresh with a rather long, acid driven red cherry finish. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,078
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/11/2008

Jammy fruits on the nose with lots of plum and crushed berry tones with a toffeed edge and notes of cedar and slate in the back ground. Big and soft with drying tannins and adequate acidity. A bit dull though there are sweet roasted strawberry tones accented with a hint of black pepper. A bit short as well. 83pts


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Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,078
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/29/2014

The wine is a deep ruby color in the glass with very nice clarity. The nose is classic Lodi Zin, rich ripe black fruit, blackberries, black cherry, blueberries and plum over a smoky layer of leather and cedar intertwined with some green grass and herbs. The taste is just a pleasure from the first sip, with rich jammy fruit bursting forward that transitions effortlessly to some black pepper and Asian spice notes midpalate. The finish is warm, smooth and very dry with well structured tannins that give this wine a backbone that's ideal for summer barbecue fare. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/06/2011-ravenswood-lodi-old-vine-zinfandel.html


Snooth User: vino in love
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/01/2013

This Old Vine Zinfandel had a deep ruby red color. The nose was dominated by plums, strawberry jam, blackcurrant jam and earth. The wine had a label listed ABV of 14.5%. Unfortunately, I could smell the alcohol, too. On the palate, Old Vine Zinfandel was very fruit-forward. There were some minerals and a decent acidity, too. The wine had a small/medium body and mellow tannins. Ravenswood's Old Vine Zinfandel had a finish of medium length. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,330
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/11/2011

Strong and robust with cherry, cinnamon, and spicy pepper on the nose. Pomegranate flavors, structured tannins well placed. Just like Joel says, "no wimpy wines", and so far I agree.


Snooth User: icbang
776023254
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/12/2011

A very mellow and balanced wine. Have had $40 bottles of wine that weren't half as good.


Snooth User: mandbprior
87488782
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/13/2011

Very smooth, fantastic flavor and it stands well on its own.


Snooth User: Ron Greene
90801165
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/04/2011

Great flavor and on of my favorite "Old Vine" Zin's. For the price, its unbeatable.


Snooth User: stanleygan
19799436
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/21/2010

hey, I grabbed a footlong meatball marinara sub from Subway, and stopped by Kroger and saw this on sale for $5.69? (half price!) This wine married with that sub for life! A quality zin, ready to drink, this wine sang a beautiful tune on the back of my throat.


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External Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine

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Vintage: 2011 12/28/2013

You'll get taken over by aromas and flavors of black cherries, currant, clove and cocoa, with soft, full tannins and balanced acidity for an achingly long and oh-so-pleasant finish.


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Vintage: 2010 09/06/2012

This intense Lodi Old Wine Zinfandel, made from low-yielding vines, bursts with concentrated sweet plum, blueberry and spice flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/12/2012

You'll get taken over by aromas and flavors of black cherries, currant, clove and cocoa, with soft, full tannins and balanced acidity for an achingly long and oh-so-pleasant finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Thick, rich, concentrated blueberry fruit, and bright, lively berry flavors hinting at raspberry give this wine that classic robust fruit of Zinfandel. Twelve months' maturation in a combination of new and old French oak barrels has rounded and fattened the wine while contributing notes of vanillin and subtle spice. Deliciously drinkable young for its precocious, soft, spicy berry fruit and lush texture.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Deep ruby with a bright rim. High-toned redcurrant and cherry aromas are complemented by tobacco and cocoa powder. Tangy, finely etched red berry flavors take a plummy turn and become sweeter with air. Warm cherry and plum preserve qualities linger nicely on the sappy, slightly spirity finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"A zesty little Zin, with easygoing cherry, spice and toasted herb flavors." –TF, Wine Spectator

"A zesty little Zin, with easygoing cherry, spice and toasted herb flavors." –TF, Wine Spectator

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