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2009 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Big River"

Ravenswood 2009 Big River Zinfandel

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Big River"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,300

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 4, 2013

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a boysenberry jam bouquet with hints of lead pencil. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry with notes of blackberry and faint minerals. I also detected hints of cranberry and oak in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins are pleasantly prolonged. I would pair this Zin with veal medallions sauteed in a brown mushroom sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2009 Big River has aromas of ripe fresh plums, baking spice, hints of fennel, oak-spiced roasted nuts and dark berries. Bright, ripe mouth-filling flavors and a long, soft, fruit and oak-driven finish help make this wine a deeply concentrated, sappy, satisfying Zinfandel of great purity and depth.

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