This weekend I had the chance to try 3 new Zinfandels. I always have been a big fan of Zins…they are one of the first wines I branched out into back in the day when I thought the only red wines that existed were Cabernet and Merlot. I enjoy powerful reds and Zinfandels are often known for their big personalities. The first wine of the weekend was Ravenswood’s 2009 Vintners Blend Zinfandel. Ravenswood has several labels but the Vintners Blend is by far the most popular and readily available at most major wine retailers.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Ravenswood 2009 Vintners Blend Zinfandel is from a variety of appellations in California and has 13.5% alcohol. It retails for $9.99 and for more information you can go to www.RavenswoodWinery.com
The Ravenswood has a big nose filled with aromas of plum, raspberry, and dark cherry. The palate juicy and smooth (but not jammy…which makes me happy) with tastes of ripe, dark fruit and vanilla. The finish is full with a little pepper and spice to balance the fruitiness of the wine. I am impressed with this Zinfandel and think it’s a great buy. Ravenswood is proving once again that wines don’t have to be expensive to be enjoyed. Cheers!
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions- This Zinfandel is perfect with burgers, cheese pizza, or pasta with marinara sauce
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review