Valravn Zinfandel 2018
Zinfandel is Americas true heritage varietal, like Pinot Noir is to Burgundy and Cabernet is to Bordeaux. This noble grape has been in California since the 1850s, surviving two World Wars and the dark days of Prohibition. Over the years, this grape has become bastardized and commercialized by massive wineries wanting to make sub-par wine. Along with a small group of peers, Valravn (people behind Banshee Wines) are leading the charge to restore the great reputation of this quintessential American grape. Layers of richness and complexity wrap around a core of wild strawberry and raspberry. Intoxicating aromatics with scents of mocha, espresso roast, violets and ripe red berries. Rich on the palate with flavors of raspberry, blackberry compote, and hints of licorice-laced black pepper. Valravn shows the weight of top quality dry-farmed Zinfandel, balanced by the freshness that is the hallmark of these ancient vines.
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