2009 Dickerson Zinfandel
California: Napa Valley
Quoth the Ravenswood
Highly recommended, today’s 2009 Ravenswood Dickerson Zinfandel is a limited-production, single vineyard delight that our tasting panel really loved. We spent a great deal of time with this wine, swirling, sniffing and sipping. We took note of how this wine evolved, opening up to reveal brighter fruits on the palate and on the nose. The feel also evolved as the wine breathed, becoming softer and more elegant. Pair with pork sliders or your favorite tangy barbecue.
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Dark magenta with a slightly darker heart, this wine shows evenly concentrated color, throughout. After swirling, tall, skinny, wine-colored legs move slowly down the glass.
A little shy, at first, swirly this wine and aromas really come alive. After black cherry, sweet tobacco, leather, blackberry, cassis and plum emerge, white pepper, spiced cherry candy, sweet brown spice and dried fall leaves follow.
Delicious flavors improves as the wine breathes. Black cherry, black plum, black pepper and dark tobacco leaf are the initial flavors. These are layered atop hard leather, dried earth, dried fall leaves and dusty bramble. At the very end, the subtle flavor of flint makes a brief appearance.
Ultra long, lead by dark black fruit that gradually yields to earthy flavors. Black pepper and earth lead to subtle flinty mineral at the very end.