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Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel California Dancing Bull 2013

Member Review by Alleigh:

On the nose, there was blueberry jam, blackberry, and black cherry aromas, followed by a lot of cedar, smoke, earth, and vanilla. In the mouth, there was IHOP syrup (although without the viscosity), blueberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. The wine had low tannins, and high acidity and alcohol. For a full review of this wine, visit my blog at: http://bit.ly/cnuyUx

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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 Zinfandel California Dancing Bull

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Snooth User: Alleigh
86155322
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/07/2010

On the nose, there was blueberry jam, blackberry, and black cherry aromas, followed by a lot of cedar, smoke, earth, and vanilla. In the mouth, there was IHOP syrup (although without the viscosity), blueberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. The wine had low tannins, and high acidity and alcohol. For a full review of this wine, visit my blog at: http://bit.ly/cnuyUx


Snooth User: jojo23234
10750044
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/07/2012

atadasdas


Snooth User: vanbrandwijk
57218171
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/28/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/06/2010

Fruity, jammy nose, a little smoky, oaky on the tongue that finishes with a little bright berry at the finish. Smooth


Snooth User: jps2jps
37021882
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/28/2010

Bought this wine as the local winestore recommended it from it's Zinfandel's. I tasted the wine with some italian pasta. The wine is fruity and pleasingly smooth, but it lacks the structure I was hoping for.

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  • Snooth User: Wolle
    2034221,410
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2006 08/14/2009

    I rate it 87. Strong fruit, full body, nice nose, hint of sweet. Very satisfied for $8.99


    Snooth User: drdebs
    6497901
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2006 03/02/2009

    Simple Zin that is less like a Zin than a Syrah without much stuffing. Black cherry aromas. Cherry flavors with a raspberry jam finish. Will try again tomorrow and see if it's gained some weight.


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    External Reviews for Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel California Dancing Bull

    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: 2011 06/24/2010

    SILVER MEDAL, 2009 CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR WINE COMP. A fine effort, the sophisticated '07 Dancing Bull Zinfandel skates nicely on the palate with uncommon smoothness; easy in the aftertaste.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    Not a heavy hoof landed in the Dancing Bull mdash; all finese and sweet, satiny fruit. Kirsch, red raspberrry flavors swirl the palate while enticing strawberry on the nose completes this ballerinarsquo;s pirouette.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

    A cherry-blueberry explosion! Zesty, peppery notes pick up the ripe fruit and keep you coming back for more.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

    This is an impressive winery in Healdsburg owned by Gallo. Moreover, the pricing of the wines remains realistic. Zinfandel is Rancho Zabaco Dancing Bull's main emphasis, and they make 60,000 cases of the Sonoma County Zinfandel, a delicious realistically priced Zinfandel in 2004 that shows excellent berry fruit, plenty of pepper and spice, and a heady finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    This Zinfandel is jammy and rather generic, but still appealing for its toasty cherry and sassafras notes. Drink now through 2015.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

    A Zin with tangy, vibrant hints of orange peel and wild berry that are supported by firm tannins.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    Nearly as good as the rsquo;01 and rsquo;02, and in the same vein, a dry, balanced Zin that combines an elegant structure with sour cherry, herb and coffee flavors. Notable for its restraint, in an era when itrsquo;s all too easy to let Zinfandel ripen to excess.


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