Despite what 's listed as a suggested drinking window, this wine still has plenty of life left in it--perhaps a few years. It was dark and inky with a slight hint of red around the edges. That said, it was not very impressive and very one-dimensional. Dark and jammy just a touch of smoke on the nose. Notes of dark fruit on the palate, but that's about it. Very boring wine. Alcohol is a bit strong; perhaps another year or so will mellow this a bit. I used to like Ravenswood Zins (haven't had too many since they were bought out), but this isn't my kind of wine.
Thought this would be well past its "drink by" date, but I thought it was great. Big fruit up front, licorice and leather notes, smooth finish. Really liked this one, and would buy it again - if I could find it.
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