Dancing Bull Winery Winemakers Reserve California Zinfandel 2013 

My Rating 84 Points.   

Price $12. 

Burgundy in color with a red rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, sage, light vegetables, light cloves and black pepper.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, oak, barnyard, vanilla, dirt, cloves, mocha, coffee, dark chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins, tart cherries and bitter herbs.

A nice everyday Zinfandel from California. Enjoyable by itself right out of the bottle. I paired it with BBQ Meats. Nicely balanced and complex, with tart cherry finish that makes it that much more interesting. Too many vegetable notes here for my taste, though.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

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15 thoughts on “Dancing Bull Winery Winemakers Reserve California Zinfandel 2013 

  1. You are a tough reviewer. you need to list your 90 point + recommendations. Do you think that since most wines get a 75-95 rating anyway, that we ought to rate them relative to the mean score? So an 85 is just average for example. More imformative than the absolute score, don’t you think?

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