RAVENSWOOD Single Vineyard Belloni Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2013$0.00
On the nose, dried flowers and perfume with nice spice and incredible fruit. It has good weight and lively acid.
75% Zinfandel, 25% Mixed Blacks
The 2013 Belloni Vineyard Zinfandel displays dried flowers and perfume with nice spice and incredible fruit. It has good weight and lively acid.
RATINGS & AWARDS
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, June 2016
90 Points & Gold Medal - 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
VINEYARD NOTES The Belloni Vineyard is located in the cool Russian River Valley. The long, cool growing season results in wines that are gloriously balanced and integrated with concentration and finesse—as soulful and aristocratic as any Ravenswood Zinfandel.
Ricardo Belloni grew up near the village of Varsi in Emilia Romagna, not far from Parma. He loved people, big family dinners with homemade wine, and most of all, he loved the vineyard that would come to bear his name. When he and his wife Natalia ended up in California, Ricardo wanted a vineyard, having grown up on a farm. He found one for sale in 1971 along Wood Road on the outskirts of Santa Rosa, where it had been planted near the turn of the twentieth century. In the beginning, Ricardo couldn't always find buyers for his fruit, but Ricardo made wine from the vineyard every autumn, and he thought it was quite good. Around 1991, Ricardo called up Joel Peterson, who'd become known for Old Vine Zinfandel. Joel drove up from Sonoma and, somewhat to his surprise, liked what he saw. Ravenswood has been making Zinfandel from the vineyard ever since. Ricardo passed away in 1997, but Natalia, with her children, and grandchildren, continue to care for the vineyard and preserve its heritage.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
UNITS PER: 6
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl