Ravenswood Winery

Dickerson Single Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.099 ratings
9.019 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Needs about two hours of air and then it’s firing on all cylinders. Brambles, saucisson sec (with that white mold on the casing), Orange glacé...really fascinating nose. Pure, juicy brambles, white pepper and the slightest touch of mint. Lip smacking finish. This bottle held up for three days after opening. Bravo. Drink now with a decant and will drink well through 2025. Bravo.

Needs about two hours of air and then it’s firing on all cylinders. Brambles, saucisson sec (with that white mold on the casing), Orange glacé...really fascinating nose. Pure, juicy brambles, white pepper and the slightest touch of mint. Lip smacking finish. This bottle held up for three days after opening. Bravo. Drink now with a decant and will drink well through 2025. Bravo.

Mar 18th, 2018
Aaron Means

Stewed. Picked too late. Dry tannins.

Stewed. Picked too late. Dry tannins.

Aug 25th, 2017
Pam Starr

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

9.0

Joel did this right. Jam and toast and some high tones.

Joel did this right. Jam and toast and some high tones.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2015
Stephen Carney

Incredible 24 year old zin. Amazing. Still bright fruit with dusty tannins. Very (very) impressive!

Incredible 24 year old zin. Amazing. Still bright fruit with dusty tannins. Very (very) impressive!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Ed Lehrman

2002 in magnum

2002 in magnum

Dec 18th, 2015
Brent S

This has mellowed out over the last few years, but it's not up to par with the best Sonoma zins.

This has mellowed out over the last few years, but it's not up to par with the best Sonoma zins.

Nov 21st, 2014
Will Brajnikoff

Sommelier Chai Consulting

6.2

Corked

Corked

Nov 14th, 2013
Michael L S

Bottle 3 of the Ravenswood library case. This one opened pretty quickly and showed well. This is listed at 13.8 abv. Very claret like. Still has a decent amount of structure but it’s approachable and retains some dark fruit.

Bottle 3 of the Ravenswood library case. This one opened pretty quickly and showed well. This is listed at 13.8 abv. Very claret like. Still has a decent amount of structure but it’s approachable and retains some dark fruit.

Nov 29th, 2021
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.9

Gobs of bright fruit balanced with dusty tannins and earth, fabulous old zin (and I usually hate zin)

Gobs of bright fruit balanced with dusty tannins and earth, fabulous old zin (and I usually hate zin)

Mar 31st, 2013
Bobbi Jo Broxson

One of our favorite single vineyards from Ravenswood.

One of our favorite single vineyards from Ravenswood.

Apr 11th, 2021