we got it and how much it cost.
Local Albertsons grocery story
for 9.99 a bottle. This puts it at the top of the 10
dollar price point but it was more then worth it.
Impression of Dancing Bull Zinfandel by Rancho Zabaco, 2003
first word out of my mouth after the first sip was
"wow" and that pretty much sums it up. This is
an excellent Zinfandel and unless I find some really amazing
replacements it is going to hold a place on our top ten list for
a very long time.
the bottle told me this was Rancho Zabaco's playful version of
Zinfandel I was a bit concerned. While I don't have to
have big bold heavy Zin I am certainly a hedonist with Zinfandel
and relish it above almost all other reds. No let down at
all with this one.
easy to drink the flavors are full and even intense with a lot
of black cherry and raspberry flavors. This is an
exceptional Zinfandel and I would be shocked to find that it
would not enjoy even a bit of aging.
foods will this wine go well with?
any hearty red meat. I am a big believer that there is
nothing wrong with red and chicken or white wines and beef if
that is what you personally enjoy but this wine is really too
much in my opinion for anything delicate like fish or
fit steak, it just screams for a sizzling sirloin off the grill,
(over mesquite coals would be heaven), well seasoned, juicy and
rare to medium well.
good fit would be as a late night or mid day treat with some
cold sausage and cheese. Extra Sharpe cheddar would be
Grapes are In Dancing Bull Zinfandel by Rancho Zabaco, 2003?
I keep it In My Wine Rack, If So How Much?
I guess it goes with out
saying, YES and quite a bit because I think some age will do it
well. This will be a wine I will bring out for friends
that really love reds. If the price point on this bottle
was 15 dollars vs. 10 it would still be a great value.
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
Anyone who likes moderately
intense fruity reds. It is not a light weight by any stretch
but it may be a good first "real red" to move some
white and Beaujolais or other really light red drinkers into as
a step up. Over all if you love a good Cab, Zin or Merlot
you will not be disappointed in this one.
Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?
the back of the bottle: "At Rancho
Zabaco, we pride ourselves on producing award winning Zinfandels
crafted with grapes from top vineyards in California. Our
Dancing Bull Zinfandel is no exception. Winemaker Eric
Cinnamon Chose Zinfandel grapes predominately drawn from vineyards
in the up and coming Lodi appellation to create our Dancing Bull
Zinfandel. The wine is bright, zesty and bursting with
flavors of black cherry and raspberry. Dancing Bull
Zinfandel - Playfully Zinful".
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