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Ravenswood 2012 "Belloni" Zinfandel, CA

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Price: $37
KWG Score: 94
No. Professional Ratings: 3
# of Cases: 1,400
This pitch black colored Zinfandel opens with blackberry and anise bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a ripe black raspberry with notes of acai and minerality. I also detected hints old oak, olive and boysenberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and fruit flavors are nicely prolonged. This Zin is food friendly and would pair well with slow-cooked beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken


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