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A bit oaky but at the same time quite complex on the nose, with a marine quality here adding freshness to the blueberry and raspberry fruit, all to... Read more
2007 Old Hill Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – Planted around 1880 to a typical, albeit Zinfandel heavy, field blend. 34% new wood. Superb complexity on ... Read more
Lovely on the nose with it's array of earthy tones and purple berry fruits. Classic Old Hill in a great vintage. This has all the depth of fruit on... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill
A bit oaky but at the same time quite complex on the nose, with a marine quality here adding freshness to the blueberry and raspberry fruit, all topped with deep and complex oily nuttiness. On entry this is cool and compressed, showing fine structure, taut with lovely grape skin and wild plum fruit full of spicy inner mouth perfumes, and streaked with nice dark coffee and mineral accents on the long, slightly tough peppery finish. A powerful wine that's a little tough today but should blossom with just a bit more time in the cellar. 92 points
2007 Old Hill Sonoma Valley Zinfandel – Planted around 1880 to a typical, albeit Zinfandel heavy, field blend. 34% new wood. Superb complexity on the nose with layers of leather, herbs, smoke, spice, earth, flowers, red berries, red plums, Christmas candies and wet animal fur. This is very fleshy in the mouth with lovely red fruits, soft caressing tannins, and integrated acids. The flavors in the mouth mimic the aromatics giving the vanilla and spice tinged red fruits a feathery, layered quality to the silky bright feel. A great bottle in the making. 94pts
Lovely on the nose with it's array of earthy tones and purple berry fruits. Classic Old Hill in a great vintage. This has all the depth of fruit one could ask for. It's got superb, abundant yet ripe, sweet tannins backing everything up. Just about as good as Zinfandel gets. The depth here is married to phenomenal freshness and focus. 95pts
Clean bright red fruit nose makes way for a juicy red fruit bomb of a wine with delicious spice, toffee, dark chocolate and baking spices. Chewy, tannic finish.
scrumptious, mouthfilling, dark ruby red wine. aromas of blackberries, purple plums with a little spice and cedar oak on the finish
Light nose of pine needles. Very thick, intense deep wine of mocha, caramel, cinammon and bruised dark fruit: plums, raisins and dates. Nice drying cedar finish, with an underlying vanilla flavor.
Sweet cinnamon on the nose. Cherry syrup and baking spice. Nice long elegant finish. Sign me up!
- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010
The color is deep ruby. The aroma is of earth, berry, and spice. The initial taste is dominated by plum with a layer of red berry followed by spice and vanilla. There is a moderate amount of tannins. I recently purchased this bottle at a local wine shop for $10.99; normally it's priced at $13.99. A solid wine for the price.
i enjoyed this wine, and is worth a go
External Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Hill
Tasting Notes - Dark and spicy, this wine Red currant, raspberry, coffee, tobacco, black pepper, and an underlying minerality. You ll notice an array of scents and flavors in this wine; most notably mulberry and blackberry, followed by a strikingly pure, focused finish.
Loaded with personality, this is dense and brooding, offering briary wild berry and tar aromas, with concentrated flavors of black raspberry, cracked pepper and smoky herb. Finishes on a dry, tannic note. Best from 2015 through 2021.
The trick to a successful Zinfandel is to capture the grape’s briary, brambly rusticity and lend it elegance and balance. This wine succeeds at that task. It’s kind of a field blend with 25% of the wine made from what the winemaker calls “mixed blacks.” Whatever the varieties are, the wine is smooth, rich and delicious, showing complex wild berry, mocha, licorice, baking spice and sandalwood flavors. Should easily hold its own over the next 10 years.
Bright purple. A wild, highly perfumed bouquet displays scents of candied dark fruits, sandalwood incense, violet and star anise, with smoke and floral overtones. Sappy, palate-staining cherry compote and cassis flavors show a suave blend of richness and verve, picking up cracked pepper and violet pastille nuances with air. Sneaky, mounting tannins give shape and grip to the strikingly long, sweet finish, with its echoing floral note.
No wimpy wines, that is the credo of Ravenswood. Single Vineyard, Vintner's Blend and the county series, they are all unadulterated, unapologetic, unfussy and unwimpy.
76% Zinfandel, 24% Mixed BlacksThis 2007 Old Hill Zinfandel is a well-balanced, graceful, complex wine that will age very nicely. The wine keeps unfolding each time you put your nose in the glass. You'll notice an array of scents and flavors in this wine; most notably mulberry and blackberry, followed by a strikingly pure, focused finish. The wine gains intensity with air, making it a great wine for an extended, lingering dinner. It is lovely to be consumed now or put down for years to come.
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