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Monday, May 25, 2009

2004 Rancho Zabaco Toreador Zinfandel - Monte Rosso Vineyard

This has to be one of the very best Zinfandel's I have ever tasted. In fact I tasted this wine amongst five or six other heavy hitters at a private wine tasting and thought this was the wine of the night. It's not particularly inexpensive wine and it rolls in at about $5o a bottle, but it is a stunner in terms of quality. 

On the nose I got beautiful raspberry notes combined with caramelized pie crust with cream on top. This is sort of a nerdy description of how the wine smelt but I really think this is what the wine showed for an aroma profile.

On the palate the candied raspberry notes continued to impress with rich chocolate truffle, black cherry, licorice, and lavender notes that finish with plenty of concentration and body. This wine is an example of what Zinfandel is really capable of if made with the right fruit. 92+ points

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