Friday, May 27, 2011
Ravenswood 2004 Vintner's Blend Zinfandel (California)
Another Zinfandel this week ... love this grape. I just grabbed a bottle quickly off the wine rack in my dining room and saw that it was a Zin, then I thought about what was for dinner (mini-korean bbq steakettes) and thought it might be a good match. The nose was full of cassis, black plum, and blackberry with vanilla-cedar backing; the palate was spiced plum and black raspberry - all slightly dried yet with a certain kind of juiciness that was pleasant on the tongue.