Country: United States
Varietal: 76% Zinfandel, 24% Petite Syrah
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Rutherford Ranch
Rutherford Ranch Winery is in Napa Valley’s Rutherford District – one of the region’s most renowned sub-appellations. The winery and estate vineyards are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
Their full line of award-winning premium Napa Valley varietals include a selection of Cabernet Sauvignons (several only available at the winery), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and Rhiannon, a delicious proprietary red blend. Their winemaking team crafts elegant, true-to-the-varietal wines with fruit sourced from the two estate vineyards and select vineyards sites throughout the valley. The cooler sites yield grapes with bright, rich flavours and tropical fruit characteristics. Warmer sites within the valley produce grapes with deep, intense flavors. Together they provide the winemakers with an unequaled palette of flavour and character and quality.
The winery received the ‘Family Owned Winery of the Year’ Award at the 2012 New York International Wine Competition. Rutherford Ranch Winery was named ‘Napa Winery of the Year’ at the 2013 NYIWC.
A classic smoky style of Zinfandel; rich and velvety, with mulberry, rhubarb and winter bonfires on the nose, giving way to blackberry and cherry on the palate. Smooth tannins and a breathtaking finish.
Food Matches: Turkey dinner / baked salmon / herb-crusted chicken.