Varietal: Â Zinfandel
Region: Â United States – California
Cost:Â Â $9 – $12
Aromas of cherry and black pepper lead into a taste of sour cherry, chocolate, and raspberry. Â A nice peppery finish with just a hint of alcohol at the end. Â Pairs well with red meat and pasta.
Recommendation:Â Â This is, admitedly, one of the first red zinfandels that I’ve ever had. Â I had always been wary of zinfandels because of the white variety, something that I have no taste for. Â Because of the Ravenswood Zinfandel, my wife and I are both converts the red zinfandel train of thought. Â The great dark berry flavors are a great lead into the peppery finish, something that I’m a huge fan of. Â While it is a bit fruity on the front end (as many California wines tend to be), it wasn’t enough to ruin the wine for me. Â If you’re new to red zinfandel, this is a good one to start with, and if you’re looking for an affordable zinfandel to keep around the house, you really can’t miss with this one. Â Definitely worth a try.