Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Zinfandel

Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel
Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel

Varietal:  Zinfandel

Region:  United States – California

Cost:  $9 – $12

Aromas of cherry and black pepper lead into a taste of sour cherry, chocolate, and raspberry.  A nice peppery finish with just a hint of alcohol at the end.  Pairs well with red meat and pasta.

Recommendation:  This is, admitedly, one of the first red zinfandels that I’ve ever had.  I had always been wary of zinfandels because of the white variety, something that I have no taste for.  Because of the Ravenswood Zinfandel, my wife and I are both converts the red zinfandel train of thought.  The great dark berry flavors are a great lead into the peppery finish, something that I’m a huge fan of.  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.  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.  Definitely worth a try.

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