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2008 Ravenswood Red Blends or Varietals "Icon Mixed Blacks"

Ravenswood 2008 US Red

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Icon Mixed Blacks"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 37% Zinfandel, 36% Petite Sirah, 24% Carignane, & 3% Alicante Bouschet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 600

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: July 8, 2011

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and very very dark purple colored blend opens with a pleasant blueberry bouquet with hints of clove and vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, super smooth, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very tasty gentle blackberry with notes of blueberry. There is also a touch of oak and plum. The finish is dry and its building tannins stick around for a bit. This wine would pair well with filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Very Dark, very dense. Blackberries and other black fruit aromas mingle with interesting and complicated scents of violets, forest floor and aromatic spices. The 08 ICON is big and suave on the palate. It is full of ripe dark fruit flavors, harmonious oak notes, and a long, rich finish with perfect acidity that adds lift and punch. This is a youthful muscular wine.

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