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Rancho Zabaco Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley Reserve 2008

Member Review by drdebs:

Excellent QPR domestic sauvignon blanc. Aromas of pink grapefruit and canteloupe, echoed on the palate. Some nice herbaceousness, but not grassy. Retains its melon and citrus flavor profile. $12/SRP.

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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

Member Reviews for Rancho Zabaco Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: drdebs
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/30/2009

Excellent QPR domestic sauvignon blanc. Aromas of pink grapefruit and canteloupe, echoed on the palate. Some nice herbaceousness, but not grassy. Retains its melon and citrus flavor profile. $12/SRP.


Snooth User: davidrey
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/26/2009

Clear, pale green/yellow in color, with a fresh floral nose and hints of green apple, citrus and lavender. This crisp Sauv Blanc booms with a mouthful of tangy lemon. The mouth-feel is smooth, with just enough acid to keep it from feeling too weighty. What it lacks in charm, it makes up for in dense, refreshing citrus. The finish is a bit metallic, but not overly so. A decent sipper, but nothing to get too excited about, and not quite as good as some sub-$20 Sauv Blanc's on the market.


Snooth User: pfmackin
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/07/2009

If you like a blast of fruit with a mildly sour finish, this is a fun wine. It's a bit strong for our Savignon Blanc tase buds.


Snooth User: tmptplayer
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/29/2008

Has a Citrusy aroma, with the scent of fresh cut grass. Also has a very smooth aftertaste with a hint of spice. Very good.


External Reviews for Rancho Zabaco Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley Reserve

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Vintage: 2005 05/23/2011

This smooth wine has good balance, and a fairly full mouthfeel. Even on the palate, it shows a bit of both ends of the Sauvignon Blanc spectrum - the crisp grassy, herb and grapefruit side and also fig, pear and melon as foundation.


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Vintage: 2005 05/23/2011

No Bull! This is a crisp, juicy Sauvignon Blanc to sip while sitting on the deck, perhaps with Thai chicken salad or pasta primavera. If you have not tried a Sauvignon Blanc, now is the time, this is the wine.


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Vintage: 2005 09/27/2011

The pungent scent of lime keeps this wine cool and tight, even as the flavor is rich as nectarine jam. It has a deep sauvignon scent and flavor, with an edge of green that sharpens it for food. Chill this for bay scallops sautéed with leeks.


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Vintage: 2005 09/27/2011

Green as fresh cut grass, with flavors of melon and herb, this sauvignon is fresh and frisky. Serve ice cold with a plate of razor clams.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/23/2011

Very tart and lively, with intense lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit and green apple flavors. Would shine with food. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/23/2011

The 2001 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve reveals notes of figs, flint, freshly mown grass, and melons. It is light-bodied and fruit-driven. This is an excellent value.


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Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

The pungent scent of lime keeps this wine cool and tight, even as the flavor is rich as nectarine jam. It has a deep sauvignon scent and flavor, with an edge of green that sharpens it for food. Chill this for bay scallops sauteacute;ed with leeks.



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