Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Our grapes were harvested during mid to late-September and were destemmed without crushing to maintain 20-30% whole berries. The grapes were cold soaked for one day to increase color extraction. Temperatures were closely monitored and kept at a maximum of 88°F during fermentation to yield a richer, rounder mouth feel and darker, jammier fruit. The wine completed malolactic fermentation to soften the acid structure and add complexity. The wine was aged for approximately eight months in new and used French and American oak barrels.

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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: bobcatpunk
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4.00 5
03/11/2012

Peppery smell, good body, pepper and dark berry flavors. Great wine for the price.


Snooth User: Jr Spivey
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07/28/2011

Good zin


Snooth User: jdh294
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4.00 5
08/06/2012

This wine is always a favorite. Spicy, fruity and delicious with everything from grilled meats to pepperoni pizza!


External Reviews for Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Russian River Valley

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is an intensely robust wine exhibiting concentrated



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Tasting Notes:

The 2008 Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is an intensely robust wine exhibiting concentrated, syrupy flavors of black and blue fruit of dark cherry, ripe plum, and cassis. The jammy richness of boysenberry is layered with a rustic briary note and is complimented with nuances of maple and vanilla bean, leading to a long and supple finish.

Our grapes were harvested during mid to late-September and were destemmed without crushing to maintain 20-30% whole berries. The grapes were cold soaked for one day to increase color extraction. Temperatures were closely monitored and kept at a maximum of 88°F during fermentation to yield a richer, rounder mouth feel and darker, jammier fruit. The wine completed malolactic fermentation to soften the acid structure and add complexity. The wine was aged for approximately eight months in new and used French and American oak barrels.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.3% pH: 3.69
Sugar: 6.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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