Saturday, March 13, 2010

2008 Ranch Zabaco ZINFANDEL "Sonoma Heritage Vines" (Sonoma County, Cal.)

Simple and grapy, but with a lot of flavor.

Nearly saturated purplish dark ruby. Nose of sweet crushed red grapes and boysenberries, with a touch of pine resin and sweet cream. Round, ripe, and soft, with simple, fruity, direct flavors. Full-bodies, with some tannin for physical structure underneath the thick fruit. Gutsy and direct, but not as complex as this wine usually is. 86. Decent value at $12.99 (just about everywhere).

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