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Rancho Zabaco Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2011

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Dusty, chalky nose of briar berry fruit, some plum and a wonderful core of spice, especially dried sage. Red berry fruit profile. On the palate, blackberry and red bramble fruit with nice oak spice, some light florals, and a lovely spice profile that is in the perfect amount. Not overbearing, not to weak. Everything is here in balance as well as acid, alcohol and fruit. Very enjoyable.

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Rancho Zabaco Winery:
While Rancho Zabaco Winery is a fledgling winery, with only a decade under its belt, the land’s history is rich. Given to a 14-year-old boy in 1843, the 17,000 acre land in northern Sonoma County was originally farmland. Dubbed “Tzabaco Rancho” by its owner, it was the basis for Rancho Zabaco’s name and future success. Founder and winemaker Eric Cinnamon devotes his ti... Read more
While Rancho Zabaco Winery is a fledgling winery, with only a decade under its belt, the land’s history is rich. Given to a 14-year-old boy in 1843, the 17,000 acre land in northern Sonoma County was originally farmland. Dubbed “Tzabaco Rancho” by its owner, it was the basis for Rancho Zabaco’s name and future success. Founder and winemaker Eric Cinnamon devotes his time to the land, producing only the wines that grow best in the area: Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Their land in the Russian River Valley is devoted to Sauvignon Blanc, while Dry Creek Valley, the “Zin Zone,” consistently produces world-class Zinfandel. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/27/2012

Dusty, chalky nose of briar berry fruit, some plum and a wonderful core of spice, especially dried sage. Red berry fruit profile. On the palate, blackberry and red bramble fruit with nice oak spice, some light florals, and a lovely spice profile that is in the perfect amount. Not overbearing, not to weak. Everything is here in balance as well as acid, alcohol and fruit. Very enjoyable.


Snooth User: jem1234
591768607
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/22/2012

Lots of acid and not enough fruit. Dry and chalky. There are better zin's around for cheaper.


Snooth User: mavbaseball18
90190342
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/06/2011

Very fruit forward. Kind of thin with just a trace of spice. Very mild finish. Good flavor just not a lot of body.


Snooth User: chrislcap
97806311
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/21/2011

Great Zin for the price. $12 last weekend.


Snooth User: FineLiquids de
45229675
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2010

With some air the wine offers a intensive nose of raisins and tobacco, not to much volume in the mouth and short finish leave space to do better with the next vintage... I only paid 13,99 - fair price for such a wine!


Snooth User: WJTronoski
73673269
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/08/2008

This wine tasted like I would expect a Zinfandel to taste. Very fruity and spicy. Big flavor. My wife (not a huge Zinfandel fan) thought it was very "peppery" and didn't like it as much as I did. I would definitely drink this again.


Snooth User: Winecast
27736186
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/25/2007

Dark purple-black in color with aromas of blackberry, sage and spice. Blackberry, black pepper and spice flavors finishing with medium firm tannins and a bit of heat. More structured than the regular release with nice body but not nearly as jammy in the fruit department. The heat is the main difference here. 14.5% ABV Natural cork closure Score: 85


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