23 Ratings
Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Sonoma County

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Wine Description

(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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  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Decanter
    (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
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/06.