Rancho Zabaco 2008 Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel is a flavorful expression of the unique terroir of this vineyard, which is located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Flavors of crushed berry, white pepper and nutmeg are matched with a ripe, structured mouthfeel. Monte Rosso's old Zinfandel vines, some more than 125 years old, make this wine a great pairing to a variety of foods and truly age-worthy, with its blend of rich tannins and natural acidity.
Blend: 99% Zinfandel, 1% Petite Sirah
"From one of the iconic and grand cru vineyards of California, the 2008 Zinfandel Monte Rosso (99% Zinfandel and 1% Petite Sirah) was aged in 100% new oak (mostly American). It boasts an opaque purple color as well as notes of new saddle leather, jammy blackberries, black cherries and strawberries, and copious spice box, cedar and herbs. A dazzling texture, full-bodied opulence and a long finish..."
The Wine Advocate