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2016 Rock Wall Zinfandel "Alegria"

Rock Wall 2016 Alegria Zinfandel

Winery: Rock Wall

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alegria"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Tannat, Palomino, Peloursin, Dolcetto, Muscat Noir & More

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 610

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 2, 2019

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel from Rock Wall is very good. It opens with a ripe boysenberry bouquet with hints of acai berry and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, fruit forward and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe black raspberry and black plum blend with notes of mild minerality. I also detected some hints of craisin and Welch's grape juice. The finish is dry and its fruit and mild tannins show nice length. This Zin is very nice to enjoy on its own. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We love old school field blends like this! This particular one includes more esoteric grape varieties like Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Tannat, Palomino, Peloursin, Dolcetto, Muscat Noir, and the list goes on. They all in influence this amazing Zinfandel that is grown on ancient vines planted in 1890. Juicy blackberry, pomegranate, nutmeg and honey guide the aromatics followed by flavors of berry pie, ripe plum, white pepper, raspberry and cappuccino.

Organic status: not organic

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