Ravenswood Winery has been making Zinfandel from Sonoma County fruit for over 30 years. Zinfandel is a unique variety with a storied history in California, and the Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel is a classic representation of the region's best Zins. Ripe berry fruit in the nose follows concentrated flavors of blackberry and black cherry. A varietally focused Zinfandel with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla in the finish, this wine offers layers of flavor, a succulent center, balanced acids and structural tannins. This wine is great with hearty meat dishes and vegetable stews; drink now or in the next five to seven years.
89 Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Bright ruby. Deep cherry and blackcurrant on the nose, with complicating notes of rose, violet and smoky herbs; smells like a wine from southern France. Broad, fleshy dark berry and cherry flavors show liqueur-like depth and are framed by velvety tannins. Gains sweetness with air and finishes with a powerful echo of dark berries. The richest of this set of appellation wines, and an excellent value."