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Ballentine Zinfandel Reserve Block 9 Napa Valley 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Bigger, deep and fairly rich on the nose, which shows lovely wild blackberry fruit with cedary oak spice, and a little vanilla and blueberry pie spice. In the mouth, this is a touch on the sweeter side, with still nice fruit, blackberry peppered with hints of coffee beans, vanilla, and boysenberry, all topped with a streak of mocha on the moderately long finish. 89 points

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Region: USA » California » Napa

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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 Reserve Block 9 Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,025
4.00 5
03/20/2013

Bigger, deep and fairly rich on the nose, which shows lovely wild blackberry fruit with cedary oak spice, and a little vanilla and blueberry pie spice. In the mouth, this is a touch on the sweeter side, with still nice fruit, blackberry peppered with hints of coffee beans, vanilla, and boysenberry, all topped with a streak of mocha on the moderately long finish. 89 points



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