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Rabble

Zinfandel,
 2016

$22.99 $20.79/bottle

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Description

Uncorrupted and pure, this is a lively single varietal, balanced Zin that stands out from the crowd – excellent with pulled pork sandwiches, smoked brisket and, best of all, Chinese takeout.  And don’t forget to check out the augmented reality label

Variety: Zinfandel
Region:  Paso Robles, California
Winemaker: Rabble Wine Company
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Vibrant notes of raspberry, violet and sweet cake batter lift from the glass. The palate bursts with flavors of black raspberry jam, cocoa. The 2016 vintage sports a lush mouthfeel with great texture beckoning this wine to accompany a variety of cuisine. Youthful acidity and chalky minerality are the backbone of this wine, while sweet oak tannins round out the finish

John's Notes

After featuring Rabble’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 almost a year ago, I was excited to try Rabble’s Zinfandel 2016. Still youthful after a few years of bottle age, the fresh/juicy red and black fruit (raspberry, red cherry, blackberry) are the star of the show, and are balanced well by a vibrant acidity and medium intensity fine-grained tannins.  Easy to drink

As you’re tasting Rabble’s Zin, make sure to check out the augmented reality label – simply download Rabble’s app and point your camera at the label. Very cool!

Nerdy Details

Winemaker: Rabble Wine Company

  • We are Rabble, A disorderly mob of outcasts, believers, and dreamers who are determined to create real change and be an undeniable force. We are not afraid to lead the way. We are not afraid to disrupt our industry. And we are not afraid to make mistakes
  • The Rabble labels are renditions of historical wood block prints from the Nuremberg Chronicle (late 1400’s), textured and tactile, depicting nature’s wrath. Nature is ruthless when it goes ignored. This label illustrates the Tempest touching down on Rome

Variety:  100% Zinfandel

Region: Paso Robles, California

Climate/Vintage:

  • The Paso Robles AVA is in San Luis Obispo County located in the southern part of the Central Coast. Here, the mountains run east/west (vs. north/south) which enables the flow of cool ocean breezes to reach the mainland vineyards

Viticulture/Winemaking:

  • Mother nature is what leads us to make our decisions. It’s why we’re not afraid to take risks because she won’t steer us wrong. Ultimately, we must listen to her. We must obey her. And we must protect her
  • The Mossfire Ranch was planted in 1996 on steep hillsides and a rolling valley at the confluence of sun, snow and sea
  • The vineyard weathers 40° diurnal shifts
  • The extremity of the climate creates fruit of uncommon concentration and uniform ripeness
  • The Mossfire Ranch vineyard is sustainably farmed
  • Aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels, 10% and 15% new respectively

Alcohol:  14.5%

pH: 3.78

Pairs Well With:  Grilled vegetables, pepperoni pizza, pulled pork sandwich

Reviews

Anthony Gismondi (87): The Rabble 2016 zin is grown at Mossfire Ranch in Paso Robles. The resulting juicy, medium-weight, fruity but not too sweet red is aged in a mix of French and American oak. The attractive, spicy, raspberry flavours spill across the palate with a light tug of tannins. Simple grilled meats, pork or even root vegetables would be the winter match

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