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2007 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Belloni"

Ravenswood 2007 Belloni Zinfandel

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Belloni"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 88% Zinfandel, & 22% Mixed Blacks

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,300

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 29, 2010

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zin opens with a mild blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and polished. The flavor profile is a gentle black raspberry with a hint of blueberry, oak, and a dash of pepper. The finish is dry and displays huge dusty tannins that are very lengthy. This wine needs fat in the near term. Pair it with pot roast. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2007 Belloni is characterized by particularly dark opaque color and a rich boysenberry, candied cherry, mocha flavor—characteristics achieved by the cofermentation of Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, and Alicante Bouchet grapes. Seemingly sweet, this wine is very round and full with lots of boysenberry, blackberry, and blueberry hints to it. The nice cool climate acidity gives the wine a good balance and structure. Enjoy its long, elegant, spicy finish that fills the palate beautifully. – Joel Peterson

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