California Zinfandel Balletto Zinfandel 2005 has aromas that are spicy berry, strawberry, cranberry and fig. The tastes are red berries and cassis. The wine is bright, intense and medium bodied with good acidity. Balletto Zinfandel 2005 hows true Zinfandel characters. The grapes for this wine come from Balletto vineyards located in an area of the Russian River Valley known for great Zinfandel. As grape growers first, Balletto strongly feels that with good grapes comes good wine. It all starts in the field for this internationally recognized grape grower. Drink now through 2010.
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Balletto Vineyards is located in the Russian River Valley AVA. John Balletto owns 100 acres of Chardonnay, 60 acres of Pinot Noir, and 5 acres of Pinot Gris on his family�s 280 acre home estate. In addition to this property, Mr. Balletto owns 3 other vineyards in the Russian River Valley AVA. He sells most of these grapes to other wineries, but produces a small amount of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Zinfandel. Balletto handcrafted his first vintage in 2001. The winery opened a beautiful tasting room in early 2006. In addition to tasting Balletto�s wines at this facility, visitors can also sample vintages from Dutton Goldfield, another family-owned winery.
RATINGS: 89 Points - Daily Wine Tasting
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Balletto Zinfandel California wine information:
Harvest Date: November 2, 2005
Brix at Harvest: 23.9
Soil: Silty sandy loam
Other Information: Grapes are picked and sorted by hand. This vintage was aged ten months in 100% American Oak barrels.
Only 1,388 cases handcrafted.
This delighful Zinfandel has aromas that are spicy berry, strawberry, cranberry and fig. The flavors are red berries and cassis. The wine is bright, intense and medium bodied with good acidity. Shows true Zinfandel characters.