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2011 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Barricia"

Ravenswood 2011 Barricia Zinfandel

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barricia"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 75% Zinfandel & 25% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,300

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: March 17, 2014

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby Zinfandel from Sonoma Valley opens with a fragrant cherry vanilla bouquet with hints of boysenberry and faint oak in the background. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, fruit forward and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe boysenberry with notes of blackberry. I also detected hints of vanilla, oak, wintergreen, and black cherry. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and mild tannins linger for quite some time. This Zin would pair well slow-cooked brisket with caramelized onions. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2011 Barricia Vineyard Zinfandel has dark, perfumed black cherry, blackberry, white pepper, and baking spice scents with hints of smoke, dry earth, and new leather. Deliciously sweet and dark mid-palate flavors of black fruit and cherry liqueur give way to an intense finish of structured tannins, moderate astringency, and perfect acidity.

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