Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2013

Evidently, Dancing Bull started out with Zin.  Released under the Rancho Zabaco label, Robert Parker tagged it as a best buy in Zinfandel that year – 2002.  Given my experience with their 2013 California Zin, that doesn’t surprise me at all.

Vineyard: Dancing Bull
Varietal: Zinfandel
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: California
Price: $10.99

Notes:  This California Zin was a deep ruby color with scents of musty earth, pine, and dark, ripe berries in the bouquet.  Acidity was good, tannins were moderate, and alcohol was at 13.9% on this medium-bodied selection.  I thought this was pretty darned tasty.  It had intensity of flavor yet still seemed to be somewhat restrained.  An oxymoron?  Maybe I am.  A paradox?  Couldn’t say.  What I can say is that as I sipped this Dancing Bull, I found vanilla, dark currant, oak, and spice notes on the palate.  I don’t think this is a good candidate for long cellaring, so drink up!

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