Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008

Zinfandel from California

$22.00 $12.99
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Item No. 117734
  • red wine
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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

NO WIMPY WINES! has been the rally cry for Ravenswood for decades, and the 2008 Vintners Blend Zinfandel fully embodies this uniquely Ravenswood mandate. It's a robust yet accessible wine with aromas of red raspberry and toasty oak that give way to seriously mouth-watering flavors of cherry and boysenberry. Notes of warm spice and layers of fruit are perfectly balanced with good acidity and soft, supple tannins.

Fruit for the 2008 Vintners Blend Zinfandel was sourced from premium lots in multiple regions of California. Imminently drinkable, this Zinfandel is a go-to bottling for impromptu entertaining. Pair with bold foods like spiced ribs, barbequed chicken, and juicy burgers off the grill — because Ravenswood Zinfandel is anything but wimpy.

Blend: 77% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, and 5% Carignane

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Rating:
(1/12/2013)
Now you all know how I love Zinfandel, and I acquired those feelings from some of my earliest experiences with Ravenswood Zins, before that I just thought all Zinfandels were pink wines (call me a child of the 1980s!). This particular wine has a nice deep ruby color in the glass, and the nose exhibits aromas of leather, blackberry, plum and black cherry, and just the faintest hint of baking spice. The taste is very fruit forward, a very jammy sort of Zin, with flavors of ripe plum, cherries, and blackberries, giving way to some fresh herbs, cedar and spice notes midpalate. The tannins are quite well developed, leading to a nice, tight dry finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/12/2008-ravenswood-zinfandel.html
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Jimmy Mac - Southington, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/19/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Was pleasantly surprised how good this wine is and for the price, can't be beat. Wish I had purchased more
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Rating:
(10/19/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Perfect party wine. Malvern, PA
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Rating:
(8/2/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Greenwood Lake, NY
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Rating:
(6/28/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
GREAT BUY FOR A VERY GOOD WINE. FULL BODIED WITH A GOOD AMOUNT OF FRUIT REMAINING FOR A WINE THAT IS 4 YEARS OLD
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Rating:
(8/8/2012)
Decent for the price. A little hot around the edge. Somewhat fruity.Bargain priced.
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(10/25/2012)
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(10/25/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
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