1999 Ravenswood Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2007 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • ikkaariainen Does not like this wine:

    October 30, 2016 - No rating and no change w/ second bottle in a week - at this point cooking wine only - went quite quite well in coq au vin though....

  • ikkaariainen Does not like this wine:

    October 24, 2016 - No score - not really flawed or corked or otherwise technically bad but just WAY over the hill, way too old at this point.

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  • chris_3 wrote: 83 points

    May 15, 2011 - Aged and OK to drink but nothing exceptional at this point in its life

  • chris_3 wrote: 85 points

    February 7, 2009 - Very pleasant well matured wine. Straight forward wine with softened tannins and blends but plenty of aged fruit. Very nicely matured wine.

  • Arch57 wrote: 87 points

    June 22, 2008 - AA couple of years ago we had some of the 1999 single vineyard Zin's from Ravenswood and they were fantastic. We did not have the Monte Rosso at that time but I found a lone bottle in cold storage at the same retailer and decided to take a shot at it. Noticeable brownish tint and not the usual deep purple associated with Zinfandel. A nice spicy nose w/boysenberry but I agree with "karpos" that port like flavors are intruding. I tasted them as raisins. A bit over the hill but educational none the less showing that Zin’s don’t age as well as some other varieties.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

    (Ravenswood Winery Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ravenswood
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Monte Rosso Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 44 (44%)
  • Consumed 57 (56%)

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