Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rating: ****+ $$$ Ballentine Vineyards Zinfandel, Lodi, CA, 2005 - Wine Review

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Initial review, by way of background: This is Ballentine Vineyards Zinfandel, Lodi, CA, 2005.

In the glass: Deep red.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows full fruit and chocolate.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are chocolate-covered cherries, with a very long finish.

In summary: Overall, rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for pleasant tannic furriness.  Good value.

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