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Bella Barrel 32 Zinfandel 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fairly marked by oak exhibiting aromas that are a little toasty and creamy with dark slightly jammy and very wild black fruit that shows some, dark mineral and root beer float top notes. Mouth filling, seamless and a bit dense, this is packed with RC cola inflected candied black cherry and blackberry fruit. Big and polished, this finishes with lightly spicy vanilla cream draped fruit. This is a bit of a bruiser and while it’s intense and rich I can’t say that I prefer it to the single vineyard wines. 91pts

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Bella Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in Dry Creek valley specializing in limited production lots of zinfandel and Rhone Varietals.

Editorial Reviews for Bella Barrel 32 Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,768
4.50 5
11/02/2013

Fairly marked by oak exhibiting aromas that are a little toasty and creamy with dark slightly jammy and very wild black fruit that shows some, dark mineral and root beer float top notes. Mouth filling, seamless and a bit dense, this is packed with RC cola inflected candied black cherry and blackberry fruit. Big and polished, this finishes with lightly spicy vanilla cream draped fruit. This is a bit of a bruiser and while it’s intense and rich I can’t say that I prefer it to the single vineyard wines. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,768
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/07/2012

This is decidedly oaky on the nose with notes of dried mushroom, caramel, white pepper and allspice accenting the reticent core of blackberry fruit. This is large-scaled in the mouth, though it is quite soft and creamy. There's some attractive fruit here but it lacks a middle, with the wine fairly dropping off the palate. The fruit perks up on the back end, aided by some wood spice and showing a nice wild red cherry note before fading quickly on the modest finish. It seems like there is a lot here, but the wine feels fairly closed at this point. It’s big, that’s for sure, and the finish shows some nice potential, but today this is a bit simple and dull. 86pts


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Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357247,233
4.60 5
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Michael C Butler
1066071624
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/10/2012

Four glasses




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