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Dark in color mild on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine is deep, rich, and slightly sweet with loads of black fruits coming through. On the finish its got strong firm tannins a slight pepper taste and is slightly tart. Thus is a big wine. I would give it an 89. We paired it with beef wellington which was delicious by the way and it held up well!
From the LCBO web site:
RAVENSWOOD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL 2008 VINTAGES 942599 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 19.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D
Made in: California/Californie, United States By: Constellation Wines U S
Release Date: Jan 22, 2011
Medium-deep ruby colour. Impressive array of aromas, including blackberry, sweet black cherry, bumbleberry pie, freshly turned earth, and masala spice. Dry and quite flavourful, and very nicely balanced by a racy freshness and velvety tannins. This hefty but vibrant wine is an ideal match for Korean-style ribs. It will also reward 1-3 years in a cellar. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2010)