Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ravenswood 2004 Vintners Blend Zinfandel (California)

Decided to try an aged Zinfandel for a Saturday treat ... now I have had aged Zins before so I know that the good ones can go a few years, and of course, when it comes to Zin, I trust the Ravenswood name.  This one had some black cherry, plum and a slight leafy quality on the nose; on the palate there was some woodsy-vanilla character, hints of dried plum (but not pruney) some cassis and tea leaves and a tad earthy.  The wine still had decent tannins and spice on the drying finish.  Not exactly a great wine but one sufficiently good enough for a second glass, if only for "educational" purposes.

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