Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2005

83 points

California, USA. 15%

I ordered the stock standard Ravenswood Zinfandel from room service and was pleasantly surprised when this turned up, presumably a more expensive and certainly an older vintage than expected.

Consumed over 2 nights (and not quite finished) this wine never grabbed me. I expect Zin to be big, but the alcohol burn on this was distracting. Ravenswood’s slogan is, or was, “no wimpy wines”, maybe I’m being wimpy although I’ve had many larger or more confronting wines. I just hoped for more spice and interest.

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