Rancho Zabaco Stefani Vineyard Zinfandel 1999

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 29122
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • W&S91
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

Originally planted by the Stefani family at the turn of the century (1889), this two hundred acre vineyard is located in the heart of the "Canyon Valley," a unique southwest-northeast corridor connecting Sonoma County's Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. The vineyard's favorable growing conditions encompass a combination of microclimate and soils which consist of as much as 30% gravel and small stone; a combination of Pleasanton and Clough series. Today this unique climate/soil produces zinfandel grapes filled with intense cassis and blackberry aromas complimented by cedary, spicy flavors in the finish.

The wine has an impressive structure, aromatic bouquet and deep cassis fruit flavors.

These flavors are an ideal match with classic dishes such as pepper steak or chicken braised in red wine with bacon and mushrooms.

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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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