Estancia Zinfandel Paso Robles 2008

Zinfandel from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 105574
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Extremely hot temperatures leading up to the 2008 harvest resulted in lower yields of intensely concentrated fruit. The 2008 Estancia Zinfandel is a bold, juicy wine that tastes of freshly crushed berries with a hint of cinnamon and lasts long on the palate.

The appearance is dark red garnet, with aromas of freshly crushed berry, with hints of vanilla, coffee and dark chocolate. The flavors include raspberries and black cherries, with spicy notes of cinnamon, followed by a long finish.

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Learn About Estancia Map ItMap It

Estancia, based in Monterey, was founded in 1986. The name Estancia is roughly translated from the Spanish word for estate, and emphasizes our conviction that the world's best wines capture the essence of their place of origin. At Estancia we control the process from the start-from the trials in our experimental vineyard blocks, to planting, harvesting, fermenting and aging the...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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