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2005 Ballentine Vineyards Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel, Estate Grown - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 11-10-2009 07:55 PM

This was purchased last spring through the Fayetteville Wine Society at $17.55. The Vineyard is in St. Helena, CA.
15.7% alcohol by volume
Purple to black color; opaque.
Very fruity with bramble berries on nose and palate and a lengthy finish. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable but not as much as one might think. A mild earthiness underpins the fruit. Quite enjoyable with sausage and roasted vegetable pizza. Probably would complement barbeque ribs or buffalo chicken wings. The winery owners are from a family with 100 years in Napa Valley. Fruit is hand-picked and gently processed. Aged before release to be immediately accessible. A fun Zin that leaves a good first impression.

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- winoweenie - 11-11-2009 09:24 AM

A new one on the weener. From your post it looks like it's definately my cuppa'. Will look for this lil' sucker at the Thursday lunch meeting with BRW. Tankee fer the tip WOW. WW


- Kcwhippet - 11-11-2009 08:12 PM

Dave Wight from Lewelling told me about this one a few years ago. I had forgotten completely about it until you just jogged my memory. I'll have to look up this one, also.