You wouldn’t know it unless you read the fine print on the back label, but this is from the estate vineyard of Rubicon, Francis Ford Coppola’s winery. The wine is rich and complex and quite delicious. It has the mouthfeel of a fine Cab, but the flavor profile is all Zin: savory wild forest berries, tobacco, nettles, anisette, Dr. Pepper and a peacock’s tail finish…
This is one of the few Zinfandels with a Rutherford appellation. It’s quite a good wine, deliciously easy to drink with its creamy texture and dry, soft flavors of blackberries, currants, chocolate and licorice, made all the more zesty with peppery spices. Great job by veteran winemaker Scott McLeod. From Francis Ford Coppola and Rubicon.
From Coppola’s Rubicon Estate winery, a Zin that’s nicely dry, and under 15% alcohol. It possesses real elegance and class, with a streak of blackberry, chocolate and leather flavors wrapped in rich, thick, ripe tannins.