When people talk about California Zinfandel they mention the three R’s: Ridge, Rosenblum and Ravenswood. In 1976, the same year as America celebrated its bicentennial, Ravenswood’s founding fathers announced their own independence from business as usual, and tying their success to the underdog variety that today is considered to be California’s heritage grape – Zinfandel.
This Zinfandel is chock full of aromas of ripe dark berry fruit, spice, and toasty vanilla. Luscious flavours of boysenberry and blueberry coat the palate, with a nice dash of baking spice, and vanilla oak notes to round things out. This full-bodied, well concentrated, and nicely dry wine is moderately tannic with a smooth finish. And since its St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday why not try this with some Irish stew.