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Ravenswood Winery

2014 Big River Single Vineyard Alexander Valley Zinfandel
Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
$24.99
36% off
$39.00
AVG. Price
Ideal with
Pulled Pork

Tasting Profile

Look

Garnet core of medium density which spreads out to a stunning bright crimson lip.

Smell

Blackberry, bramble, vanilla, cedar, and allspice.

Taste

Black cherry, red cherry, boysenberry and blackberry, wild strawberry, and cigar box.

Finish

Fruit driven by a nice bright acidity while the mature tannin carries it forward for a long lasting finish.

Pairing

This hedonistic fruit bomb will stack up perfectly against our mouth watering slow-cooked Carolina-style Pulled Pork Sandwich.

What the experts says

Are you ready for the sort of juicy berry explosion Zin that only Ravenswood can deliver? Today's sale of Ravenswood Winery's 2014 Big River Single Vineyard Alexander Valley Zinfandel marks the first time that we've featured a wine from this special vineyard. Limited availability on this one, so we encourage you to order soon.

It’s beautiful in the glass with a garnet core of medium density which spreads out to a stunning bright crimson lip. The nose is classic Sonoma North County Zinfandel with notes of blackberry, bramble, vanilla, cedar, and allspice. The palate is explosive with a berry bombshell loaded with black cherry, red cherry, boysenberry, and blackberry and wild strawberry for good measure. Don’t forget the cigar box spice to seal the deal! The fruit is driven by a nice bright acidity while the mature tannin carries it forward for a long lasting finish.

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What the winery says

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Big River Vineyard Zinfandel is wonderfully juicy with black, jammy fruit. Supple texture is the hallmark of this weighty wine. 100% Zinfandel.

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WinemakerJoel Peterson
Varietal100% Zinfandel
Vintage2014
AppellationAlexander Valley
VineyardBig River Vineyard
Abv15.2%
pH3.6
TA6.2 g/L
Plantedaround 1893
SoilManzanita
RootstockSt. George
Elevation500 feet
FermentationNative yeast fermentation in small open-top fermenters
 manual punchdowns
 11 days skin contact
Aging19 months in French oak barrels, 40% new
BottledMay 2016
Production850 cases
AgeabilityEnjoy now or age up to 7-10 years