Drawing heavily from the up and coming Lodi region, the fruit for the 2004 Dancing Bull Zinfandel is
sourced from multiple diverse appellations in an effort to blend warm and cool climate fruit into a
layered, yet approachable Zinfandel. Lodi offers the ideal climate for producing ripe, full flavored
Zinfandels, which benefit from the distinctive Bay and Delta breezes that cool the region's afternoons.
This climate creates ripe, forward fruit, and soft tannins. The cooler climate of Sonoma County and the
coastal regions adds contrast to the blend, balancing the intense ripeness of Lodi with some structure and
a bit of spice. All in all, this may be the best Dancing Bull vintage to date.
The wine is immediately approachable with lots of ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry, blueberry and
black cherry complemented by bright red fruit flavors of raspberry and strawberry. Spicy notes of black
pepper and vanilla add layers which allow the fruits to be the star.
With its bright, vibrant fruit flavors,
soft mouthfeel and zesty personality, this wine can go with just about any dish. Always great with the
spice of BBQ or grilled meats, this Zinfandel is a perfect match for rich pasta sauces, pizza or Mexican
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