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Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley (2007)

  Rank:  4th Place (Tie) Rating:  91 Approximate Price:  $35 Cutting:  A big wine with dusty plum, black cherry, licorice and spice characteristics. This is a big wine with dusty plum, black cherry, licorice and spice aromas and flavors.  In spite of its last place finish (tie), the Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley […]

Ravenswood Dickerson Vineyard Zinfandel Napa Valley (2007)

Rank:  2nd Place Rating:  92 Approximate Price:  $35 Cutting:  This wine exhibits lovely plum, raspberry, spice and cola characteristics.   The Ravenswood Dickerson Vineyard Zinfandel from Napa Valley features lovely plum, raspberry and spice aromas.  Those characteristics continue on the palate where they are joined by cola flavors on the medium to long finish.  All […]

Ravenswood Zinfandel Mendocino County (2007)

Rank:  4th Place Rating:  85 Approximate Price:  $18 Cutting:  A pleasant wine with light plum, black cherry and cola or tea characteristics. The Ravenswood Zinfandel from Mendocino County offers light plum and black cherry aromas and flavors along with some cola or tea characteristics.  Some tasters noted herbal and pepper traits.  This light to medium […]

Ravenswood Vintners’ Blend Zinfandel California (2007)

Rank:  5th Place Rating:  80 Approximate Price:  $9 Cutting:  A barely acceptable somewhat unpleasant wine featuring cherry and pepper characteristics. The Ravenswood Vintners’ Blend California Zinfandel is a barely acceptable wine featuring cherry and pepper aromas and flavors followed by an odd unpleasant finish with a bit of alcohol burn.  Some Zinfanatics detected some cranberry […]

Ravenswood Zinfandel Napa Valley (2007)

Rank:  4th Place Rating:  89 Approximate Price:  $15 Cutting:  An enjoyable wine with strong cherry, raspberry and dusty vanilla or cocoa aromas that add some leather and cola notes on the palate. The Ravenswood Zinfandel Napa Valley is a solid wine with strong cherry, raspberry and dusty vanilla or cocoa aromas.  Cherry and raspberry flavors […]

Premium Zinfandel Tasting at The Still

We had the pleasure of attending a tasting of six premium zinfandels recently at The Still in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The identity of each wine was known in advance.  There were about 12 tasters in total.  Because the wines were not tasted blind per our normal Zinfanatic process, we are not publishing official rankings or ratings.  […]

Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Vine Lodi (2007)

Rank:  3rd Place Rating:  84 Approximate Price:  $13 Cutting:  A wine featuring cherry and plum characteristics was a favorite of some tasters, but not of others. This is a light textured wine with cherry and plum aromas that continue on the palate along with some wood flavors.  Some Zinfanatics detected unpleasant phenol, rubber or burnt […]

Sonoma County Zinfandel Tasting — Bottom 4

Summary All of our Zinfanatics liked each of the Sonoma County Zinfandels tasted in May 2010.  However, in any ranking, something has to finish in the bottom group.  As you will see, our bottom four Sonoma County Zins included the two wines rated the highest by our senior Zinfanatic.  Listed in alphabetical order, here are […]