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2018 Florence Vineyard zinfandel

Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine
Here, again, is a Zinfandel from Bella that is ripe and weighty, but wonderfully well-balanced with a keen fix on concentrated, incisively varietal berry-like fruit from first sniff to finish, and it flirts intriguingly with a bit of dusty soil complexity at every stop. It has the firm underbelly of a wine destined to age for six to ten years, yet it is so carefully crafted and its fruit so bright and buoyant that, while we would opt for a bit of cellar time, it would be hard to argue with anyone choosing to pull its cork and pour it in the very near term. 91 points 


2018 Barrel 32 zinfandel

Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine
Deep and very pure, nicely concentrated fruit sits at center stage here, and the wine's impressively sustained delivery of raspberries and blackberries is never compromised by out-of-bounds ripeness. Full, fleshy and slightly supple on entry with fine firming tannins and integrated acidity warding off any sensation of softness, this is a big but exceptionally well-balanced wine for a Zin of its size and has the fruity depth and construction to age effortlessly for a full decade and, perhaps, more. 92 points