The Rancho Zabaco Heritage vines Zinfandel bursts with flavour. On the palate, this Zin offers juicy notes of blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry. Subtle hints of pepper round out the taste of this big and bold zinfandel.
Grapes for this wine are selected from premier Zinfandel growing areas in Sonoma County, including Dry Creek Valley. In these AVAs, warm temperatures and unique soils create ideal conditions to grow intensely flavoured Zinfandel grapes. The 2013 growing season began early in Sonoma County, with consistent warm, dry weather leading the way to an early harvest. The steady conditions resulted in excellent colour and flavour intensity.
Great color density with youthful garnet red hues. The aromas are ripe red fruits of raspberry, black currant and strawberry preserves with black tea, white and black pepper spice. The palate delivers a fruity, plump, yet supple wine with some spicy Zinfandel pepperiness.
This supple and mouth-filling vintage leads with juicy raspberry and ripe boysenberry fruit. Hints of spiced chocolate integrate well with fruit that is surprisingly luscious and silky on the palate, partnered with black pepper backbone that gives structure and weight. Flavours of toasted oak and pipe tobacco create further structure, allowing this wine to stand up to a variety of hearty fare.