Tasting Note                          

90    2005  Ravenswood Belloni Zinfandel (Russian River Valley)   6/16/08 ($27)

Color: Deep garnet. (3.0) Bouquet: Cherry lipstick with cooking spices (bayleaf, basil, etc.) and very good acidity. (3.0) Body: A solid middleweight with lush fruit and excellent acidity. (3.0) Flavor: Dark chocolate combined with black raspberry. Rich, tasty and smooth. (3.0) Finish: Parallels flavor with excellent length and a little fierce acidity.(3.0)
Overall: Very tasty and smooth even now with air, but should improve with 2-4 years of bottle age. Has rich fruit combined with cooking spices and a RRV silkiness. (15.0)