Taste of the Week – May 31 – June 6

IMG_1943 Zinfandels are not generally known as the most ageworthy wines, but this simple, inexpensive 375ml bottle of Ravenswood Sonoma Coast purchased at the winery way back around the time of its release proved to be an exception when we drank it with applewood grilled chipotle dusted skirt steak. It still had enough fruit and acid to go along with some interesting nuances developed through its years in the cellar to make this a very tasty wine still. This is all the more surprising given the small bottle format. I had thought that we were all out of this little gem until I discovered it tucked away into an obscure corner of the cellar. Of note, this was from the era when Ravenswood was still an independent winery. Joel Peterson remains the winemaker, but my affinity for the wines of this brand have waned over the years. I might have to give them another go.

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One Response to Taste of the Week – May 31 – June 6

  1. Their wines were much better back then, I still have a number of the single vineyard selections from the early 90’s in my collection. I have a couple bottles of the first bottling of Pickberry as well. I got to taste that vintage right out of the barrel on my first trip to Sonoma.

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