| 2009 Bella Zinfandel Big River Ranch|
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88
Alcohol by volume: 14.7%
Price at time of purchase: $38.00 (Winery)
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel
Rich and satisfying Zin, though like most Bella Zins it is firm, sinewy, austere, and structured. Nice nose of ripe berries, currants, and cedar, seamless feel in the mouth and finish. Still fairly tight and not extremely outgoing, but obviously well made. I think I consistently under-rate the Bella Zins because they are of the firm, age-worthy Claret style as opposed to the more fruit-forward style I prefer. Other tasters may be more generous. - HK 2012-06-14
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