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Tres Sabores Zinfandel Rutherford Rutherford Estate 2010

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You will be delightfully surprised by the rich elegance in this wine. The Rutherford Bench, classic "Cabernet Country" also turns out to be a pretty splendid place to grow and make Zinfandel. Our 2011 wine shines with all of the sumptuous berry-forward aromas and spicy, black-pepper, white-pepper, Aleppo-pepper flavors one would hope for in a Zinfandel. We picked the eight acres of 38 year-old vines in small sections over four dates and fermented each lot in 3/4-ton bins. About half of the lots were allowed to ferment spontaneously (a practice these grapes love). All of the wine was aged for 21 months in 30% new oak barrels; French (with a handful of American). A wine with a cultured taste and a capacious soul. 500 cases made. Viticulture: Certified organically grown, dry-farmed

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Tres Sabores:
The Vineyards, Ranch, and Winery of Tres Sabores: "Three savory flavors" are nestled against the western Hills of Rutherford where Julie Johnson and her family grow organically certified Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. The Tres Sabores collection comprises three sumptuous bottlings from the Napa Valley: Rutherford Perspective Cabernet Sauvignon, Tres Sabores Zin... Read more
The Vineyards, Ranch, and Winery of Tres Sabores: "Three savory flavors" are nestled against the western Hills of Rutherford where Julie Johnson and her family grow organically certified Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. The Tres Sabores collection comprises three sumptuous bottlings from the Napa Valley: Rutherford Perspective Cabernet Sauvignon, Tres Sabores Zinfandel and a delightful Zinfandel-based blend: ¿Por qué no? We are also fortunate to source grapes and make a zesty and rich single-vineyard Sauvignon blanc from Farina Vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain appellation of Sonoma County....All of our wines celebrate the creativity of winemaking, encourage you to explore your own ideas about taste as well as expand your personal enjoyment of wine "beyond terroir". Visitors to winery are personally welcomed by the owner, winemaker for a tour of the winery and vineyard, as well as a barrel tasting in the cave. Guests may make additional arrangements for a vineyard-side picnic gathering under the canopy of a century-old olive grove, olive oil or pomegranate tastings in season, as well as a personal introduction to the resident Goldens, sheep, and guinea hens. Travel into the western benchland off Whitehall Lane and discover the distinctive and truly enticing character of Rutherford. Read less

Member Reviews for Tres Sabores Zinfandel Rutherford Rutherford Estate

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Snooth User: Fred Swan
152223185
3.50 5
03/21/2013

Zinfandel is the Tres Sabores Vineyard’s signature grape, delivering distinctive and balanced food-friendly wines that are very different from the jammy, heavily-oaked Zins which are so common today. The nose here offers fresh cherries and berries, huckleberry, white nectarine and sweet herbs with just a hint of vanilla. In the mouth, it’s dry and medium-bodied with moderate tannins, very fine and lightly grippy. Flavors include cherry, dark berries, cocoa, coconut and spice. 100% Zinfandel. French and American oak, mostly neutral. 500 cases. 90 points


Snooth User: Fred Swan
152223185
3.50 5
03/27/2013

Three and a half glasses



You will be delightfully surprised by the rich elegance in this wine. The Rutherford Bench, classic "Cabernet Country" also turns out to be a pretty splendid place to grow and make Zinfandel. Our 2011 wine shines with all of the sumptuous berry-forward aromas and spicy, black-pepper, white-pepper, Aleppo-pepper flavors one would hope for in a Zinfandel. We picked the eight acres of 38 year-old vines in small sections over four dates and fermented each lot in 3/4-ton bins. About half of the lots were allowed to ferment spontaneously (a practice these grapes love). All of the wine was aged for 21 months in 30% new oak barrels; French (with a handful of American). A wine with a cultured taste and a capacious soul. 500 cases made. Viticulture: Certified organically grown, dry-farmed

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