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2009 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Belloni"

Ravenswood 2009 Belloni Zinfandel

Winery: Ravenswood

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Belloni"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 75% Zinfandel & 25% Mixed Blacks

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 600

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 11, 2013

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel from the Russian River opens with a mild Dr. Pepper like bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild tart black plum with hints of minerality, black raspberry and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are slightly prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this very good Zin with grilled Italian sausage with sautéed onion and red peppers. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2009 Belloni has all the complexities one expects of a field blend co-fermentation that includes Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane, and Alicante Bouschet. Soft, ripe, perfumed nose of dark fruit, boysenberry, and plums with highlights of tobacco, apricot, licorice, and mocha lead to a rich, clean, slightly jammy finish with velvety tannins.

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