Ottawa, ON

June 2018


Matt’s review: I must say between the look of the Port shaped bottle and the 16.8% ABV, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this 100% Lodi Zinfandel, but wow, what a treat! Coming from Rutherford Ranch Winery I should have know it would be a hit (especially for those that love robust and approachable California reds with that sweet toasted oak influence) and was it ever! Remarkably well balanced with great fruit concentration, freshness, smooth texture and long finish. Aged in French and American oak (wine) barrels, then finished in heavily charred new (unused) American oak Bourbon barrels for 1-3 months, which contributes to this BBQ-perfect wine style and would also be terrific to serve alongside spicy Asian cuisine, tomato based pasta dishes or boldly flavoured cheese. A great wine to pick up and enjoy this summer and throughout the year. A virtue is a habit that perfects the powers of the soul and disposes you to do good. With all four in this bottle, they’ve done really well and so will you after a glass. Tasted April 2018. 91 points. Matt Steeves –

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