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Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Sonoma County

Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1998 Vintage) The grapes were destemmed but not crushed and transferred to stainless steel fermentation tanks. As a result, a significant portion of the fruit remained either intact as berries or in partial cluster. We find that whole berry or cluster fermentation of our Zinfandel grapes helps produce a concentrated, fresh and forward raspberry-like character in the resulting wine. This fermentation from inside the berry itself ""seals"" in a true fruit character and minimizes the possibility of extracting ...

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  • Decanter
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Full bodied and pack with ripe blackberry and black plum fruit, with a dash of black pepper. Tannins are a bit coarse, so drink with food. Drink 2006.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/06.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine