| 1998 Ballentine Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley|
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 88
Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $8.99 (Cost Plus)
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel
Plummy, dark-cherry attack, morphing quickly to an inky, almost dusty mid-range and finish. Very good length. Not really fruity, as one expects in Sonoma zins, but somewhat more austere and dry. A welcome twist on the zin spectrum, and a definite winner, especially at this great price. - MJA 2003-02-12
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