Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel 2008, Napa Valley

Zinfandel/Primitivo Zinfandel/Primitivo
California, Usa

$19.95 (279828)

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September 15, 2012

Community Reviews (3)

mike brown
mike brown

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Rob Porter
Rob Porter

Giddyup all the way.
I like this wine, it's got a full body, complex structure, it's plain and simple wonderful.
At $20 a bottle, I don't think it's a great deal but it is absolutely worth the money.
Considering there are only a few bottles left around town, I think I'll have to buy a couple for the inventory, if you find it go for it you will not be disappointed.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium light ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

This is an intense Zinn without any jammy qualities. Cedar, pine nuts, vanilla bean, menthol, smoked hickory, cassis, cloves, blueberry, nectarines, boysenberry, dark chocolate, cherry cola & mocha. Medium body with medium tannins, good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: Holy 16% alcohol Batman! Lots of heat coming from it. Good medicine. If it wasn't for the high alcohol this would be an exceptional Zinn.

Interesting Point: Rutherford Ranch is a consistent producer of good wines.

Drink now on its own or pair it with BBQ pork ribs based in an Italian tomato style sauce.

Tasted: 15 Sept 12

Best Buy, Score: 9/10, Value: 9.5/10, Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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