Rancho Zabaco Monte Rosso Zinfandel 2008

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 123059
  • RP91
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: 15.9%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

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

Critical Acclaim

"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..."
91 Points

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 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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