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2012 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Barricia"

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barricia"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 76% Zinfandel & 24% Petite Sirah

Region: Sonoma Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $37

Cases produced: 1,960

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: April 14, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Big Boy Zinfandel from Ravenswood is very nice. It opens with a mild black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and very concentrated. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with notes of oak and minerality. I also detected hints of anise and a little black cherry in the background. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and well managed tannins drift away nicely. This big Zin with a lot of Petite Sirah. It is not for readers who like mild wines. This wine is ideal for drinking on its own by the campfire. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Barricia Vineyard Zinfandel is a weighty wine with good texture. Black fruit and dark spice are matched with good acidity.

Organic status: not organic

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