Bella Maple Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2009

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Low on the nose and gently sweet, with beautifully pure brambly berry fruit that seeps up from the glass. There’s some oak spice here as well, but ... Read more

Lots of oak here with deep, oily notes of cloves joined by dried herb tones and a fennel top note. This is lovely in the mouth, very transparent wi... Read more

Lots of oak, vanilla, lavender on the nose - apple/stone fruit as well, which is unusual for a zin in my experience. Approaches the palate comfor... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Bella Maple Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,310
3.50 5
01/01/2012

Low on the nose and gently sweet, with beautifully pure brambly berry fruit that seeps up from the glass. There’s some oak spice here as well, but it lacks the sweetness that one commonly finds in Zin, taking on more of a prosciutto/ savory tone than baking spice. On the palate though, that sweetness emerges and the spice ratchets into clove and allspice mode, accenting the low, dried blackberry fruit that fills the mouth. The back end here turns a bit redder toned and the spices dry out a bit, turning all dusty and faded with a gentle suggestion of green herb and vanilla that perfumes the fairly long finish. A touch monolithic. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,310
3.50 5
08/06/2012

Lots of oak here with deep, oily notes of cloves joined by dried herb tones and a fennel top note. This is lovely in the mouth, very transparent with a red raspberry core that shows attractive purity picking up earth-driven spice accents on the mid-palate. The tannins are crisp and well judged and the acidity is sufficient to keep things bright. There is an effortlessness to this wine that is attractive; it’s not the biggest nor the most intense, but it is persistent and shows admirable purity. This would benefit from being served at the table today, but I can see this aging well for up to a decade. 88pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
3.50 5
08/10/2012

Lots of oak, vanilla, lavender on the nose - apple/stone fruit as well, which is unusual for a zin in my experience. Approaches the palate comfortably and delivers some nice fruit and tannins. Kind of a hot finish.


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