Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

This is the second vintage I’ve tasted of Ravenswood’s zinfandel, and there’s an evenness to this wine.  I found myself quite enjoying the 2014 vintage’s expression of blackberry, bramble fruit and full bodied style.  (Region: Lodi, California, Rating: Good, Would I buy it based on this tasting?  The wine has its place: I’d suggest itContinue reading “Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014”

Lowe Organic Zinfandel 2012

An Aussie zinfandel.  Now, you don’t see too many of those.  It’s the same variety used in Primitivo in southern Italy.  I recall from my earlier WSET studies being presented with archetypal zinfandels from the Napa Valley – 17%abv and full of spiky chocolate and raisins.  Too much.  Then while over in North America, IContinue reading “Lowe Organic Zinfandel 2012”