Joseph Swan Vineyards

Mancini Ranch Zinfandel

9.224 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, 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
R. Addison Wehrfritz

A tad sour for my taste...over the hill already? ⛰ Update: Improved immensely after breathing in glass and accessing with #coravin a few days later.

A tad sour for my taste...over the hill already? ⛰ Update: Improved immensely after breathing in glass and accessing with #coravin a few days later.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2017
Ted Kizor

A touch hot and not too viscous, but automatically super interesting white pepper strawberry shortcake. Where's my black glass - I'd like to blind some people on this one!

A touch hot and not too viscous, but automatically super interesting white pepper strawberry shortcake. Where's my black glass - I'd like to blind some people on this one!

Sep 29th, 2015
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

9.2

Bright red fruit with a deliciously sweet lift at the end. A touch of white pepper and licorice. A remarkably balanced and finessed Zinfandel! 2009 vintage.

Bright red fruit with a deliciously sweet lift at the end. A touch of white pepper and licorice. A remarkably balanced and finessed Zinfandel! 2009 vintage.

Jul 11th, 2015
mattswineworld

Top-notch, old-fashioned Zinfandel: bright red fruits, a delicate floral nose, with great depth and length.

Top-notch, old-fashioned Zinfandel: bright red fruits, a delicate floral nose, with great depth and length.

Jul 10th, 2015
Max Reichwage

A very good Zinfandel, from vines planted in 1924 in RRV, contains over 20 varieties. Stoked for next year.

A very good Zinfandel, from vines planted in 1924 in RRV, contains over 20 varieties. Stoked for next year.

Dec 22nd, 2014
Sergio Licea

Strawberry compote, raspberry liqueur, wood chips, forrest floor, potpourri. Balanced sharp acid/rough velvet tannin grip, lush juicy texture, full bodied, fruity/peppery finish. Has the backbone to carry its heavy body. Deceptively big, not a fruit bomb.

Strawberry compote, raspberry liqueur, wood chips, forrest floor, potpourri. Balanced sharp acid/rough velvet tannin grip, lush juicy texture, full bodied, fruity/peppery finish. Has the backbone to carry its heavy body. Deceptively big, not a fruit bomb.

Sep 6th, 2016
Randy Slepchik

Mellow as you sip with a peppery tang of flavour as it goes down. Just delicious.

Mellow as you sip with a peppery tang of flavour as it goes down. Just delicious.

Aug 29th, 2016
Stephanie

Tasty but a tad acidic. Had at mustards with Chong and Daysi

Tasty but a tad acidic. Had at mustards with Chong and Daysi

Jun 4th, 2016
Ryan Key

Burnt cherry color with a dark candied cherry aroma and a bit of smoke. Just delicious. First time to Vine Wine Room - really great.

Burnt cherry color with a dark candied cherry aroma and a bit of smoke. Just delicious. First time to Vine Wine Room - really great.

May 5th, 2016
Kai Wright

Drinks with exceptionally light body for a Zinfandel, and yet it's a huge wine at 15% alcohol and with all the intense, fruity flavor you want from a Zin, but bright and electric. Neat.

Drinks with exceptionally light body for a Zinfandel, and yet it's a huge wine at 15% alcohol and with all the intense, fruity flavor you want from a Zin, but bright and electric. Neat.

Sep 19th, 2015