2007 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel "Todd Brothers Ranch"
Winery: Dashe Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Todd Brothers Ranch"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 99% Zinfandel & 1% Petite Syrah
Region: Alexander Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 470
KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: March 10, 2010
Wine Review: This garnet colored Zin opens with a musty boysenberry bouquet with a hint of black currant and vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a black raspberry with dark chocolate and black currant. There are also some notes of oak and black pepper in the background as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are dusty and pretty lengthy. The panel suggested that this Zin would pair well with beef bourguignon, meatloaf, or Belgium chocolate. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: The 2007 vintage was one of the best vintages in recent memory, and for the Todd Brothers Vineyard in Geyserville—which is one of our favorite vineyards—it was also a great vintage. The thick, gnarled zinfandel vines of this ranch consistently produce one of most intense, dark, and distinctive wines. This year’s Todd Brothers Zinfandel is balanced, sensuous wine that is both packed with flavors and possessing a lovely texture and mouthfeel.
Organic status: not organic
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