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Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel 2013 Wine Review

Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel 2013

Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel 2013

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.8%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Rancho Zabaco

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This Californian red wine is made from the state's classic red grape Zinfandel, which grows on the winery's Heritage Vines (old vines). Rancho Zabacho is named for the original Mexican land grants in northern Sonoma. Savoury, juicy and delicious with terrific aromas and flavours of blackberry, black raspberry and lip-smacking tasty spice. Lovely balance: not over-the-top. Just what you want for the BBQ. Pair with grilled meats and fun times with friends.

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This Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel 2013 was reviewed on September 5, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Frazer Smith rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Wonderful. Slight taste of vanilla. Full bodied rich and savoury. Absolutely delicious. Buy again.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a very nice medium-bodied old vine Zinfandel with all the classic varietal notes of juicy red fruit, dark plum, pepper, warm spices, and jammy goodness. Balanced cleansing acidity and a lingering fruit driven finish. Hits at just under my optimal $20 price point. This red wine is 14.8% abv but didn't taste "hot." Pair with a great BBQ steak or hamburger this Labour Day weekend.
Tasted: August 2015
Meredith Gertin reviewed this wine as follows:

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