"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."
~Robert Parker, 91 Points
The above review appeared in the latest issue of the Wine Advocate. It is the perfect wine for pairing with heartier fall and winter dishes. This smooth, easy drinking California bargain will be a fantastic match for the upcoming holiday meals. Zinfandel fans looking for a value won't want to miss Rancho Zabaco's 2010 Heritage Vines bottling from Sonoma County. At this price you'll want to stock up by the case!
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