Ravensworth Zin Zin Baby Primitivo 2018
'From Bryan Martin’s zoological ark of grape varieties comes a zinfandel. Hello. Of course there is always a twist to the story as Bryan reinterprets grapes and styles with a gleeful curiosity and sense of experimentation…
Has the richness, oiliness, dense sweet plummy characters and anise detail expected from zinfandel but there’s way more going on here, Chinese five spice, ground granite notes, faint nuttiness and a lifted floral note that elevates any heft in the wine. It’s plush but lively to taste, stains the palate nicely and finds some light, chalky tannins to close and joins the fresh, almost blood orange acidity that freshens the finish. What a lovely expression.'
- 93 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront