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2012 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Big River"

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Big River"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $37

Cases produced: 1,008

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 15, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby colored big boy Zinfandel from Ravenswood opens with a very faint cherry and shy black raspberry bouquet with hints of menthol and cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of plum. The panel also detected hints of light vanilla oak, strawberry and clove. The finish is dry and its monster oak tannins are very sticky. The panel suggested pairing this Zin with Stuart’s steak treats. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Big River Vineyard Zinfandel is wonderfully juicy with black, jammy fruit. Good texture is the hallmark of this weighty wine.

Organic status: not organic

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