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2013 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Big River"

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Big River"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,484

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 7, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored Zinfandel opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet with hints of boysenberry and kirsch. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very juicy and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral and smoky oak infused blackberry compote with notes of plum and black licorice. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and fruit linger for a bit. This Zinfandel will pair well with homemade meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2013 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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