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Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel

9.294 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Korte Ranch located north of St. Helens along Napa River, having gnarly head trained vines, at least 70-years old, thriving there, and was a bonded winery before prohibition. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits and complex spice adding a bit of floral notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with layers of spices, cinnamon and vanilla with slight citrus tone. Fine structured tannins, long finish on this full-bodied wine ending with fruit, oak and spice character. Should develop nicely over next 5+ years. Outstanding! Tasting Sample!

Korte Ranch located north of St. Helens along Napa River, having gnarly head trained vines, at least 70-years old, thriving there, and was a bonded winery before prohibition. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits and complex spice adding a bit of floral notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with layers of spices, cinnamon and vanilla with slight citrus tone. Fine structured tannins, long finish on this full-bodied wine ending with fruit, oak and spice character. Should develop nicely over next 5+ years. Outstanding! Tasting Sample!

Nov 16th, 2019
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.6

A well made ripe Zinfandel, rich full bodied, nose is full of ripe black cherries, coffee, tobacco, plums, full body , soft tannins, lacking a bit of acidity, long smoky finish. A bit overwhelming for me, yet a typical Californian zin that is well made. My score 86, drink to 2018

A well made ripe Zinfandel, rich full bodied, nose is full of ripe black cherries, coffee, tobacco, plums, full body , soft tannins, lacking a bit of acidity, long smoky finish. A bit overwhelming for me, yet a typical Californian zin that is well made. My score 86, drink to 2018

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2017
Don Wheatley

Smells fantastic. Tastes pretty good.

Smells fantastic. Tastes pretty good.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2017
Brent S

Outstanding

Outstanding

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.5

Just delicious Zinfandel. Nice work, Ray.

Just delicious Zinfandel. Nice work, Ray.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Karina Cisneros

Deeelish!!!! Wonderful with meatballs...that is if your boyfriend doesn't mess up your cooking with his "professional advice" :)

Deeelish!!!! Wonderful with meatballs...that is if your boyfriend doesn't mess up your cooking with his "professional advice" :)

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2013
Kevin Blix

Pretty good but did not see it has a 9.0 this time.

Pretty good but did not see it has a 9.0 this time.

Jan 20th, 2019
Arin Blaylock

Coming from St. Helena this is a more cab styled Zin than what you’d find in the Russian River Valley. It’s less peppery than most zins, and has very well developed/subtle tannins. It’s great if you want a full-bodied wine paired with a rich, creamy pasta.

Coming from St. Helena this is a more cab styled Zin than what you’d find in the Russian River Valley. It’s less peppery than most zins, and has very well developed/subtle tannins. It’s great if you want a full-bodied wine paired with a rich, creamy pasta.

Jul 14th, 2018
Ted Miller

Nice sweet baking spices. Nutmeg, cloves. Lots of dark cherries. Some light smoke which is nice. Great wine with BBQ and with a cigar.

Nice sweet baking spices. Nutmeg, cloves. Lots of dark cherries. Some light smoke which is nice. Great wine with BBQ and with a cigar.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Kevin Blix

Solid Zin

Solid Zin

Apr 29th, 2018