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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Neyers Pato Ranch Zinfandel 2008
Neyers Pato Ranch Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 105829)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $26.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Juicy, ripe berries, roasted herbs, and licorice fill the nose. Toasty, mellow tannins yield to bitter chocolate, medium-roast coffee, and bowl-fulls of crushed berries. The wild Contra Costa garrigue and soil notes carry the finish as the fleshy fruit lingers.
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About Neyers:

Begun in 1992 by Bruce and Barbara Neyers and their winemaking partner, Ehren Jordan, Neyers Vineyards produces 15,000 cases of wine annually. They rely primarily on Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the Neyers' 50-acre Conn Valley ranch farmed by Hugo and Lupe Maldonado. Additioanl grapes are purchased from a select group of growers, several of which are identified on the labels of wines produced from grapes they have grown. In 1999 Neyers purchased the 30-acre Sage Canyon Winery in the foothills east of Rutherford and have developed that facility for their entire production that also includes Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel and Chardonnay.