Rancho Zabaco Winery

+ 866 972-6246 3387 DRY CREEK RD
HEALDSBURG, CA
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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.

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Monte Rosso Vineyard 2005

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    Somewhat earthy nose with a bit of berry scent and, maybe, even some orange blossom scent. Upfront berry flavors, but as the wine moves towards the back of the tongue and mid-palate there is some minerality and even some clove overtones. Some slight bitterness on the back of the palate. A bit of an unusual Zinfandel. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • At the risk of incurring the wrath of some of the other contributors, my standard for restaurant wine pricing has always been 2 X retail--and by "retail" I mean street price, not winery price.  As mentioned some of the wines on that list come right it at 2 X retail.  So, if you know the street price of the wines in which you are interested, then... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Zinfandel 2011

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    Chilled then brought to correct temperature. I let the wine breathe for 30 minutes before drinking. Deep cherry red. Smell: Almost salty, blackberry, pepper. Taste: blackberry, smooth, I can taste a little of the alcohol, medium bodied. Finish is dry, taste the tannens, still taste a lot of the blackberry notes. Read More

    Wine review by Maija987


  • Being a cab lover I am hesitant to stray from what I like. On a recent occasion I had the opportunity to try a Zinfandel and to my amazement, it had some of the same attributes of the cabernets I love so well. I perused Snooth and stopped on a particular zin from Bogle vineyards. Gregory Dal Piaz gave it a nice rating and being a member of Snoot... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New on the block with Zinfandel


  • Rancho Zabaco Cabernet Sauvignon California Dancing Bull 2006

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    This was a really smooth, refreshing Cabernet. Will definitely buy it again! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Sonoma County 1999

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    Still ruby in the glass. Fresh nose, since cellared. Sage, spice,white pepper and wild red berry fruit on the nose. Raspberry,strawberry and bramble. Some cola up front. Brown notes as the fruit is turning. Zesty bramble fruit wich spice and pepper. Just beginning the decline.11/3/12. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Hi guys,I would like to make a list of best local supermarket wines, but living in Piemonte Italy I not sure that it would make sense because I don't know if you can find them in supermarkets in the US. Would this be interesting for you to see anyway? Would appreciate any feedback!Cin Cin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Interesting list topic?


  • Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2008

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

    Wine review by jdh294


  • Dry Creek Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2011

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    Very pretty and perfumed on the nose. All sorts of fresh and lightly dried fruit aromas like grapefruit and fig create attractive complexity. Theres also a nice floral top note here and some glassy, nuanced soil tones. This is rich and smooth in the mouth. Plenty of acidity adds its limy mark, but the slightly obviously sweet apple and pineapple... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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