Ravenswood Zinfandel Belloni Vineyard Russian River Valley 2010
In 2010, Teldeschi Zinfandel's powerful aromas of black cherries, coffee, caramel, and vanilla as well as other sweet dark fruit scents, combine to create the classic character of a great Dry Creek Benchland Zinfandel. Rich flavors of sweet cherry liqueur, vanilla, and smoke lead to a ripe, dense, long, moderately astringent, and bright fruit finish.
Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Belloni Vineyard Russian River Valley
Great, big, slightly jammy raspberry, Zin berry aromas with notes of vanilla and sweet cinnamon-sugar toast greet the nose. This is big entry, with a hint of sweetness accenting the plummy fruit which shows tons of wild berry fruit, black raspberry, and bramble on the finish. This is a big, complete Zin, not nuanced but layered and balanced, and packed with fruit. Structurally it’s a bit on the softer side, making it very approachable today. 90 points
External Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Belloni Vineyard Russian River Valley
Belloni is a small (7.5 acres) vineyard in Sonoma s Russian River Valley that produces precious little fruit every year. The vineyard is old, originally planted in the early 1900 s to an old-fashioned field blend of mostly Zin mixed with Alicante Bouchet, Petite Sirah, and Carignane.