Ravenswood, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2002

by Tim Elliott on October 1, 2005

Ravenswood, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2002 ($12) – As I have noted on my podcast, I always considered Napa Valley Zin’s as being more “Cab-like” and not one to get down and dirty like Sonoma or Sierra Foothills bottlings. I found this one on sale, so I picked it up earlier in the week to give it a try. Like it’s cousins from other appellations, it’ a bruiser with 14.5% alcohol.

Garnet in color, with nice blackberry and cedar aromas from oak. Ripe blackberry and plum fruit with dusty, but quite noticeable, tannins. I might cellar some of these for another couple of years. Very good value. Score: 8.5/10

  • chris

    were can I find some Ravenswood gewurztraminer ?

  • http://timelliott.us Tim

    Chris,

    I didn’t know Ravenswood made a Gewurztraminer until I did a bit of digging. You can find it online here:
    http://www.wineaccess.com/ecommerce/winery.tcl?producer_id=113807

    It must have been a special wine or an experiment for this red wine specialist. Until tonight, I thought their only white was a Chardonnay.

  • Chris

    Joel has been making gewurztraminer for a while, you can buy those on the ravenswood website. We also have some muscat incase your interested

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