Fruit Bomb

By / Food / March 26th, 2012 / 1

Sometimes you just want an all around, all purpose wine that you can enjoy with just about anything. “Just about” being the operative words there. This is a full-blooded Zin after all, and you probably don’t want to drink it alongside a delicately steamed fish dish. But, when you’re looking for a mouthful of body, this is the one to pull off the shelf.

2009 Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi California (19.95)

14.5% – Yes, this is very nearly a ridiculous amount of alcohol. I guess Ravenswood didn’t get the memo: we want lower alcohol wines with lots of flavour and less burn! Ok, this Zin doesn’t display any of that burn, and is totally loaded with flavour. Just saying’ ….

Bouquet – Truly, an explosion of blueberry and cassis with vanilla rounding off the sensation.

Flavour – You’ll find concentrated blueberry with undertones of spice and balsamic in the glass. This wine is beautifully balanced with a smooth finish (despite the high alcohol content).

Pairings – grilled steak with coconut rice or a burger topped with Gorgonzola



Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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