Ravenswood Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2011

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

$14.99
Item No. 124029
  • red wine
  • W&S92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Be prepared for the full-on rush of flavors and aromas that only old vine Zinfandel from Napa Valley can deliver. This bold wine takes no prisoners with its full-bodied aromas and flavors of bright blackberry and black cherry held up by luscious notes of cocoa and baking spices. The wine finishes off with jammy fruit, dark chocolate, and lively acidity. In keeping with the weather this vintage, expect a very ripe Zin with an almost earthy quality.

Try to resist pairing this wine with strong cheese, red-sauce pasta or grilled sausages. Just try.

Blend: 78% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"Sunny, bright and spicy, this has the cool freshness of tobacco leaf and the plump ripeness of fat black cherries. It's savory rather than sweet, a happy burst of zin juiciness with enough moderation in its alcohol to feel vinous and restrained. Buy a case to bring a little bit of summer to your table this fall.
Best Buy"
92 Points

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Rating:
(1/18/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
4 stars. Very satisfied. I'll reorder this one!
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Rating:
(12/27/2013)
yummy
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Fueled initially by the inspiration and winemaking skills of Joel Peterson, aided and abetted by his business partner W. Reed Foster, Ravenswood winery has been dedicated to top quality, hand-crafted wine since the first crush in 1976. Every Ravenswood wine carries a unique vintage and vineyard identity in addition to the intense powerful - gothic - character with which the winery...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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