1996 Ravenswood Zinfandel Cooke Vineyard
Sonoma Valley, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (Ravenwsood lottery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): n/a

Very firm, tight, and somewhat tannic and closed at this age. Will it come out of its shell later? -- we've had pretty poor luck with 96's in general. Certainly not a forward Zin, more claret-like. Well balanced, with pleasant earthy berry scents and the classy feel of a good Bordeaux. But as an absolute pleasure-giver it doesn't quite hit the mark. - WB Team 2000-11-15


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