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Ballentine Zinfandel Old Vine Pocai Vineyard Napa Valley 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Slight wood and clay soil tones greet the nose along with a nice crushed black fruit aroma and some nuanced French oak notes. This starts off nice and tight on the palate, turning a bit soft, with an easy-drinking texture but still focused, with black plum and blackcurrant fruit. This continues to open up, turning fruitier on the back end with a hint of bramble fruit. Very easy to enjoy. 87 points

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Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2009

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Ballentine Vineyards:
Ballentine Vineyards focuses on red varietals; Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Each vineyard supports our belief that it is vital to grow only those varieties that are best suited to particular aspects of the land; soil, exposure and climate. The grapes used for our wines are all 100% estate grown on 100 acres, from three distinct vineyards in the Napa Valley. Van Ballentine personally manages each vineyard.

Editorial Reviews for Ballentine Zinfandel Old Vine Pocai Vineyard Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
03/20/2013

Slight wood and clay soil tones greet the nose along with a nice crushed black fruit aroma and some nuanced French oak notes. This starts off nice and tight on the palate, turning a bit soft, with an easy-drinking texture but still focused, with black plum and blackcurrant fruit. This continues to open up, turning fruitier on the back end with a hint of bramble fruit. Very easy to enjoy. 87 points



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