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90 Points - 2007 Big River Ranch Zinfandel

Wine & Spirits
October 1, 2010
Joshua Greene
“California Zinfandel”
2007 Big River Ranch zinfandel

“Scents of cedar, crushed violets and purple grapes lead this juicy zin, a simpler wine than this vineyard has produced in recent vintages. There's fatness to the fruit as well as sweetness. For brisket.” 90 Points

94 Points - 2007 Big River Ranch Zinfandel

Wine & Spirits
Winter 2010
“100 Best Wines of 2010”
2007 Lily Hill Estate zinfandel

“Lily Hill is on the western slope of the Dry Creek Valley, including a ten-acre block of zin planted in 1915, just above Bella’s winery and caves. Mike Dashe, the consulting winemaker, co-ferments a small fraction of syrah (five percent) with the zin, which may bring out the slightly reduced, wild animal side of the wine. It has a cedary high note and ripe, almost peachy fruit. With air the wine takes on a cooler, foresty tone, marked by scents of blueberry, raspberry and rose. The flavors are remarkably long. Let it settle into a decanter and you’ll have the ultimate Thanksgiving turnkey wine, equally suited to Fourth of July fireworks.” 94 Points

94 Points (1) - 2007 Big River Ranch Zinfandel

Snooth
October 14, 2010
Gregory Dal Piaz

 

2007 Big River Ranch zinfandel

“Minty and low-key at first, with some passion fruit tones over wild cherry fruit, with nice framing notes of ash, roasted herbs, preserved lemons, and cigar wrapper. This is fantastic in the mouth: smooth, supple, and polished, with excellent intensity for wild berry fruit supported by soft tannins and integrated acids. This needs some air to really get going but, once it begins to open, it reveals layers of earthy, toasty notes with flourishes of herb and spice. The finish offers up lovely fruit, with perhaps an edge of pomegranate that keeps pumping away. This is gorgeous Zinfandel, richly flavored but with great reserve. Love the texture and length of this wine.”94 Points

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Wine Spectator
November 30, 2013
Tim Fish
2010 Bella Big River Ranch zinfandel

“A gutsy red, offering a rich core of fruit and a distinctive touch of earth. Blackberry and underbrush aromas open to complex yet tight flavors of black cherry, roasted sage and licorice. The mineral-tinged tannins impart slight grip on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2022.”

90 Points: Outstanding; a wine of superior character and style

92 Points - Gregory Dal Paiz - 2010 Big River Ranch zinfandel Wine Details »

Snooth.com
November 5, 2013
Gregory Dal Piaz
2010 Bella Big River Ranch zinfandel
“This is spicy on the nose with perfumed oak tones and lovely nuanced toasted cumin and coriander accent to the core of dark, oily fruit. In the mouth this is surprisingly supple and slinky, and rich with a core of wild cherry and plummy fruit that remains very tight and almost chewy, dense but not weighty. This gives the impression of being a little sweet, with sweet toasty oak adding to that, though there is great clarity to the muscular, earthy fruit that drives the long finish.” 92 Points