2008 Bella Zinfandel Maple Vineyards
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.0%
Price at time of purchase: $36.00 (Winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Superlative Zin. At this age it has shed its tannic cloak, but without losing its classy structure. Despite its suspiciously low alcohol (for a Dry Crrek Zin in a warm year, that is), it displays mouth-filling fruit that tweaks the palate with excellent grip and length. Flavors of blackberries, dark currants, super-ripe blueberries, smoky spices, and the perfect touch of sweet oak. Admirable balance, delightfully rich in the mouth, long finish. This one is in its drinkability sweet spot. - HK 2013-05-28


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