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A. RAFANELLI Zinfandel 2018

(Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA) $50

The Rafanelli family makes Zinfandels that are as precise and vivid as a single note of music reverberating in a concert hall. The wines’ purity is remarkable. Black cherries, raspberries, and boysenberries–deep, generous, and totally alive with flavor. Plus a sensual softness that you could lose yourself in. This is the beauty (not the beast) side of Zinfandel, and part of the reason is that the Rafanellis (who have made Zinfandel since the early 1900s over four generations) work with low-yielding Zinfandel vineyards that have been in existence for close to a century. Roast a chicken, open a bottle of this, and your autumn evening has just gotten really nice. (14.8% abv)

95 points KM

Available at Bottle Shop

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