Rancho Zabaco Cabernet Port (half-bottle) 1997

Port from Sonoma County, California

$22.99
Item No. 42200

Winemaker's Notes

Our first vintage release of Rancho Zabaco Cabernet Sauvignon Port is a traditional port while keeping true to the cabernet sauvignon varietal character. This port is medium to full bodied. The warm climate of the Alexander Valley brings out a dark ruby color, as well as ripe black berry flavors. Intense dark chocolate lingers on the palate.

Pairs well with white or dark chocolate desserts as well as raspberry torte and Stilton cheese. Enjoy now or age up to 10-15 years, where the extra years will only enhance the wonderful brown spice and vanilla flavors.

Alcohol Level: 17.4%

Learn 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.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Port

Port Wine Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts, which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape thought to...

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