2007 Bella Zinfandel Big River Ranch
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 85

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.0%
Price at time of purchase: $38.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Lean, sculpted, low-alcohol Zinfandel that will be liked more by people who favor Claret-styled Zins than by me. It's a well-balanced and pleasant wine, but just too restrained and, well, Claret-like to suit my taste. Fruit leans toward dark cherry and plum, with some floral and age-induced cedary notes. Still fairly constrained and closed in the mouth, even at age 7. Just not enough of the classic Zinfandel joie de vivre to get me very excited. - HK 2014-06-18

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