Rancho Zabaco Sonoma Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2007, Sonoma County

Zinfandel/Primitivo Zinfandel/Primitivo
California, Usa

$19.95 (434605)

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March 20, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Bottled under the new, cool glass stopper; this is a rich, soft zin that stops just short of over-ripeness with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a very forward, violently fruity and sweet style of zin, with soft texture and generous alcohol. The tannins...

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Nice zinfandel.

More like the Old Vine Cline than Ravenswood.

Plenty of lush fruit, some herb (thyme, basil/anise?) a bit of black pepper but not as much as I like in my zins. Full bodied and quite soft, but slightly spicy. Plenty of alcohol gives the impression of sweet heat. Good acidity and a mouthful of tannin keeps this from being too flabby.

A well balanced, easy to drink zinfandel that will please the crowd at a bbq party.

I wouldn't bother cellaring it, as I suspect it may 'devolve' and go from balanced to fat and flabby.

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