1999 Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel, Heritage Vines, Sonoma County

Producer: Gallo Sonoma Winery
Vintage: 1999
Grape variety: Zinfandel
Origin: United States, California, Sonoma
Appellation: Sonoma County
Date tasted: 17 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$16 (£11.15)

Tasting notes


<li> powerful, but easy to drink <li> drink over the next couple of years<br><br> Rancho Zabaco is an upscale label used by the Gallo winery for Sonoma County wines. To date the label has yielded a number of good-value wines, and this 1999 is no excepti


Big and rich (14.7% alcohol), yet the rich, jammy raspberry aroma and flavours give it a forward, easy-to-drink style. Big but nimble, it also has soft tannins and a pleasing streak of pepper and spice. Best enjoyed 1-2 years.

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