Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel 2009, California

Zinfandel/Primitivo Zinfandel/Primitivo
California, Usa

$17.95 (359257)

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Critic Reviews (2)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A soft sweet juicy zin very supple but overpriced for what is delivered. Expect aromas of prune, dark chocolate,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

For a winery whose motto is "no wimpy wines", this is rather ineffectual zinfandel. It has some of the expected...

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Community Reviews (9)

jake mohammad
jake mohammad

full and deep... great rich color and nose, spicy on the back end..nice subtle heat..little oak,lots of fruit..

easily a several bottle evening with friends wine.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Soft, smooth and loaded with flavour. It has enough structure to keep the wine honest so it's not too goopy. It's well made & delicious. Great buy!!!

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Joel Baxter
Joel Baxter

Ravenswood Zinfadel Vintner’s Blend is my go-to wine. It’s a wine I absolutely love as it’s delicious. What you’ll find with this mouth-watering wine are seductive aromas of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and a splinter of oak. It pairs with a wide variety of foods, and it’s a wine that is a crowd pleaser. As such, whenever I’m hosting a dinner party, or a BBQ in the backyard, I often uncork a bottle of Ravenswood Zinfandel.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium+ purple to ruby in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: Notes of raisins, blueberry, mocha, allspice, raspberry & touch of vanilla. Medium body, good acidity, medium tannins & medium+ length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Things: This is not your powerhouse Zin with high alcohol, which will appeal to those that like Zins but don't want it as the main course for dinner.

Easy drinking on its own or pair it with venison.

Tasted: 2 Jan 12

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 9/10 (on sale 10/10), Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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Hugh J
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Mimi Hunter
Mimi Hunter

This is my house wine... or is it? I'm not so sure anymore.

On the nose aromas of plum, blackberries and vanilla. At first taste, the fruit is overpowering, it was almost too sweet and too boozy for my palate. But, after a few more sips and some aerating it definitely softened. My first taste of this Zin was back in 2005. Either my palate has matured or the quality is declining... I'm banking on the former. Still, it's a good, overall, drinkable crowd-pleasing wine but it's not blowing my mind anymore, especially at $17.95 per bottle.

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Richard Coxford
Richard Coxford

Tasted Nov. 2011. A fairly simple straight forward Zin and a far cry from previous vintages I had enjoyed. flavours resemble a raspberry & plum fruitiness infused with a heavily steeped spiced black tea.

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winewolf
winewolf

Let's be honest its alcohol overwhelms the nicer elements of the nose such as ripe raspberry and cocoa. Medium to full body, with some slightly metallic tannins and heat on the finish. Second sip is less buringing than the first but I think I will have a hard time drinking more more than one glass in a session.

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

Shiny, deep ruby with violet tinge dans le glass. Spiced raspberry, cocoa powder, dried vanilla bean and flambeed cherries amongst thine nasal. Dry with medium tannins, this is a medium+ body Zin that is not over-extracted. Raspberry black tea, tobacco leaf and red currant dans la bouche with a med- finish. Solid but not overly complex. Pulled pork sammy or mesquite bbq chicken burgers would mingle nicely here. Drink till now 2013. Tasted Oct '11

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