No wimpy wines.
Another Trader Joe's grab, Ravenswood hearkens back to my early wine days, when this brand stood for quality Zins, not that they've moved away from that reputation or anything, but my experience has broadened considerably.
Previous years have had 75% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 6% Sirah and 3% Mixed Blacks; aged 10 - 14 months in 25 - 35% new French oak; pretty garnet color with ruby highlights; red berry, dark berry, oregano, and plum aromas; blueberry, cassis, rhubarb, and herbal flavors; medium mouthfeel and weight; not a wimpy wine, but not a bruiser either; cork closure; SRP $9.
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