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2012 Handley Cellars Zinfandel "Mendocino Ridge"

Winery: Handley Cellars

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino Ridge"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: Zinfandel

Region: Mendocino Ridge

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 26, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel from Handley opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry and black plum blend with notes of cranberry and oak. I also detected a nice amount of black pepper. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors are nicely prolonged. This Zin is bistro food friendly. I would pair it with a barbecue bacon burger or a rack of baby back ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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