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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Zinfandel 2001
Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Zinfandel 2001
(search item no. 74603)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

If you're big Into Zin! This is a classic, boldly styled Zinfandel, and is not for the faint of heart.

The Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is big and chewy with concentrated, explosive blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors framed with spicy oak. For the ultimate "Zin-Fan", this wine is complete with huge black pepper spice and an impressive structure that carries it to a full finish. This Zin tames seasoned and grilled meats, while beef, lamb and heartier pork dishes provide the perfect match.

"A brisk and delicious Dry Creek zin, this balances young-vine suppleness and brightness with old-vine spice (20 percent comes from 60-year-old vines). It tastes beautifully ripe, the dense richness grown from healthy grapes. Enjoy its freshness with smoked baby back ribs."
-Wines & Spirits

My Notes:

About Rancho Zabaco:

Rancho Zabaco is named for one of the original Mexican land grants in Sonoma County. Sonoma County encompasses the Dry Creek Valley, the area from which Rancho Zabaco’s grapes are drawn. The wines are inspired by the bold spirit of the Spanish and Mexican pioneers who settled this rugged land.