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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2004
Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2004
(search item no. 92347)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 influenced dishes.

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