Ravenswood Winery

Old Vine Sonoma County Zinfandel

8.878 ratings
8.23 pro ratings
Sonoma County, 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
Christopher Beatty

Full bold with lost of fruit and spice. Mellowed the longer opened

Full bold with lost of fruit and spice. Mellowed the longer opened

4 people found it helpfulJun 7th, 2014
Lori Mike

Smoke with dark fruit. Alcohol on the front but did lose it as it opened up brown spices

Smoke with dark fruit. Alcohol on the front but did lose it as it opened up brown spices

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2014
Linda O'Keefe

black currant forward, hollow mid palate, finish is decent but not complex. Maybe it will get better with age?

black currant forward, hollow mid palate, finish is decent but not complex. Maybe it will get better with age?

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2015
Steven Simko

Very oaky flavor and smooth finish. Paired well with beef.

Very oaky flavor and smooth finish. Paired well with beef.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Rich cacao and vanilla, deep and dark fruits, layered with spicy oak. Cinnamon maybe? Thick, pasty, and strong.

Rich cacao and vanilla, deep and dark fruits, layered with spicy oak. Cinnamon maybe? Thick, pasty, and strong.

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Todd Brooks

A green, general now on the nose. Fruit is a little bland. A little creaminess on the palate.

A green, general now on the nose. Fruit is a little bland. A little creaminess on the palate.

Oct 8th, 2017
Matt Konopka

Gobs of blackberry, plum, dark cherry. Nicely balanced. Surprise find for Tuesday evening.

Gobs of blackberry, plum, dark cherry. Nicely balanced. Surprise find for Tuesday evening.

Apr 11th, 2017
Tom kline

Out if the bottle it seemed watered down so I decanted the second half for a few hours. Boom! Flavor came out and great taste. Decant this vintage and you'll get the full-bodied flavor this brand is famous for.

Out if the bottle it seemed watered down so I decanted the second half for a few hours. Boom! Flavor came out and great taste. Decant this vintage and you'll get the full-bodied flavor this brand is famous for.

Jan 16th, 2017
Vaibhav Gadodia

So good right out of the bottle.

So good right out of the bottle.

Sep 4th, 2015
Linda O'Keefe

Alcohol on the front, needed some more swirling to smooth out. Leathery & fruity.

Alcohol on the front, needed some more swirling to smooth out. Leathery & fruity.

Jul 17th, 2015