2010 Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Heritage Vines

Year: 2010
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 91
Red Wine
Price :
$10.95
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"I actually preferred the bigger production, less expensive 2010 Zinfandel Heritage Vines (40,700 cases), which was made from a blend of 93% Zinfandel and 7% Petite Sirah, largely from the Russian River and Lodi areas, that achieved nearly 15% natural alcohol. It possesses a dark ruby/plum color as well as notes of roasted herbs, underbrush, ground pepper, meaty, briery, black cherry and black currant fruit, and abundant spice. This offering borders on being too rustic and earthy, but excellent ripeness, structure, texture and richness are all present. Drink this absurdly priced beauty over the next 1-3 years." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Winemaking Notes:
Our Zinfandel grapes were destemmed, but not crushed. This technique minimized the extraction of harsh, bitter tannins from grape skins and seeds, resulting in concentrated, fresh raspberry flavors in the finished wine. To enhance color and flavor, the grapes were cold soaked for one day at 60°F, followed by four to six days of fermentation at a maximum temperature of 88°F. Five to seven days of skin contact contributed to a deep ruby color that visually hints at the ripe fruit flavors of the wine. After primary fermentation was complete, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the acids and tannins. The wine was aged on its lees to enhance the mouthfeel and then was filtered prior to bottling.