Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2011 Ravenswood Zinfandel Big River – Bottle Notes

Ravenswood was founded in 1976 by Joel Peterson. The winery is a pioneer in producing single vineyard Zinfandels from some of Napa and Sonoma’s most treasured vineyards, including Dickerson, Old Hill, Cooke and Belloni. I used to regularly visited Ravenswood in the summer, when they released their single vineyard wines. Back in the day they also served delicious barbeque on the…

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The Week in Zinfandel (4/4/16)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Steve Heimoff writes A Vertical Tasting of Beekeeper Rockpile Zinfandel. Ridge Wine Blog writes Ridge Buys Whitton Ranch, The Heart of Geyserville. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the…

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The Week in Zinfandel (2/16/15)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2012 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Hill. The Sommelier Files writes The Majesty of Zinfandel. The Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2012 Plungerhead Old…

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Top 10 Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyards

Great Zinfandel is made in the vineyard. The quality of a bottle of Zinfandel is almost always correlated with the age of the vineyard from which it comes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the state of California where most of the best Zinfandels come from vineyards that literally date back to the turn of the 20th century. The…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2011 Ravenswood Zinfandel Estate – Bottle Notes

Ravenswood was founded in 1976 by Joel Peterson. The winery is a pioneer in producing single vineyard Zinfandels from some of Napa and Sonoma’s most treasured vineyards, including Dickerson, Old Hill, Cooke and Belloni. I used to regularly visited Ravenswood in the summer, when they released their single vineyard wines. Back in the day they also had a BBQ out…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2005 Ravenswood Old Hill Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

Ravenswood was founded in 1976 by Joel Peterson. The winery is a pioneer in producing single vineyard Zinfandels from some of Napa and Sonoma’s most treasured vineyards, including Dickerson, Old Hill, Cooke and Belloni. I used to regularly visited Ravenswood in the summer, when they released their single vineyard wines. Back in the day they also had a BBQ out…

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Bottle Notes, Buying Wine, Zinfandel

Three Delicious Zinfandels Under $20

Since I launched Zinfandel Chronicles in June I’ve written about some of my favorite Zins from the likes of Turley, Carlisle, Bedrock, Outpost, Brown, Black Sears and Williams Selyem. All of these wines are hard to come by as they are sold primarily through mailing lists, and even then the top bottlings from these producers regularly reach the $50 price…

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