Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ravenswood 2002 Lodi Zinfandel

This is glorious, made by California's "King of Zin" Joel Peterson, who certainly knows how to get the best from the grapes. This is one of the mid range Zins that Joel makes, (the top of the range are single vineyard, whilst the bottom of the range come from all over California) coming from the small town of Lodi. It's a lovely pink coloured wine, with a bouquet of vanilla, cinnamon, almonds, cedar and raspberries, it's full bodies, but incredibly fruity, yet complex and refined - this is no ordinary Californian Zinfandel. The finish is smooth and long leaving you feeling warm all over... and wanting another glass! (£8.49 Sainsbury's) (17.5/20)

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