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Vintner’s Blend

USA, Petite Sirah, Ravenswood, Vintner’s Blend, California, 2009.

N/ Smoked and massively deep plums laced with a slight touch of confectionery. Massive cigar box, aged tobacco, and tomato leaf. Big, juicy, and brooding. Pretty awesome. T/ Full mouthfeel. Slightly tannic, but this is overrun by a huge black fruits and plum machine gunning. Impressive acid and balance for the price point. A flinty, […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Red Blend, Ravenswood, Vintner’s Blend, California, 2009

Past vintages were Zinfandel red bends with Petite Sirah, Carignane, etc. I can’t find the varietal composition on this one after a reasonable internet search. Note: Let breathe at least a hour before enjoying. N/ Blackcherries. Fat, stewed oaks with white pepper touches. Flint. Game. Candied soil. T/ Medium-full to full mouthfeel.  Spiced blackcherry and […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Red Blend, Ravenswood, Vintner’s Blend, 2008

Zinfandel red bend of: 77% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane Note: Let breathe at least a hour. Before that a slightly off-putting chlorinated smell might taint the nice experience. N/ Crushed, ripe black pepper. Gunnysack. Earth. Berries. Spice box. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Big, corpulent, blackberries. Great structure and complexity for the price point. […]

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USA, Petite Sirah, Ravenswood, Vintner’s Blend, 2008

N/ Black pepper. Smoked plums. Warm, burnt rubber. Nutmeg. Crushed granite. T/ Full mouthfeel. Smooth, velvety black pepper reduction sauce. Plums marinated in wood chips. Lovely, massive, and smooth all at the same time. Only fault is that the nose does not equal the great taste. Retail =$10 !!! Astounding-. 95 This bottle was a […]

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