Narsai David Reviews: ‘Two Old Vine Zinfandels’

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Zinfandel Grapes (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Zinfandel Grapes (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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(KCBS) – Calling all wine aficionados: here are two appealing zinfandels, and at nice prices as well.

The 2009 Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel from Sonoma County is bright, fresh, with ripe fruit aromas that lead to a cheerful mouthful of wine. The wine has lots of fruit flavors and a fine balance of tannins that creates a delicious backbone.

It’s an easy-to-drink wine that would be perfect with grilled meats or a rich, flavored pasta. It’s a field blend of zinfandel with some other grapes.

It’s priced at $15.99, which is a nice price considering the quality of the drink.

The 2010 Renwood Winery Old Vine Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley offers delicious color, delicious bouquet, delicious taste, and a delicious price too.

This wine has rich crimson color, spicy ripe berry aromas and a balanced, mellow mouthful of wine. It’s soft and easy to drink, and all around very satisfying – as is the price at just $19.99.

KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David:


Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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