Joseph Swan Vineyards

Mancini Ranch Zinfandel

9.119 ratings
9.31 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
Max Reichwage

Not sure about 12.9% abv claim, distinctive Mancini Ranch character, brambly AF

Not sure about 12.9% abv claim, distinctive Mancini Ranch character, brambly AF

May 14th, 2017
Eric Godin

Black pepper spice and rich organic earth compliment the reds and light blacks. The lighter style is this wine is unexpected when considering the usual state of zinfandels. Along with the high acidity, this is more of an old world style. Better with food, light and a little complex.

Black pepper spice and rich organic earth compliment the reds and light blacks. The lighter style is this wine is unexpected when considering the usual state of zinfandels. Along with the high acidity, this is more of an old world style. Better with food, light and a little complex.

Nov 30th, 2018
Alex Leonardini

This is what Zinfandel should be. Ripe red fruits balanced by a delicious savory core. 12.9% ABV and every bit as pronounced on the palate as its 16% cousins.

This is what Zinfandel should be. Ripe red fruits balanced by a delicious savory core. 12.9% ABV and every bit as pronounced on the palate as its 16% cousins.

Nov 8th, 2018
Tobineaux

Amazing with a beautifully grilled ribeye. Thanks Ben! Easy drinkin’ with a light electric tingle. Delicious.

Amazing with a beautifully grilled ribeye. Thanks Ben! Easy drinkin’ with a light electric tingle. Delicious.

Jul 5th, 2018
Joe Lucca

I’m not a zin drinker by any stretch of the imagination, but took the advice of @ADAM STROMFELD and gave this a shot. The nose is all Smuckers strawberry jam. The palate is juicy bramble berry fruit along with some fruit compote, cedar, and herbs. Light and lively, not your typical heavy zin. Very tasty.

I’m not a zin drinker by any stretch of the imagination, but took the advice of @ADAM STROMFELD and gave this a shot. The nose is all Smuckers strawberry jam. The palate is juicy bramble berry fruit along with some fruit compote, cedar, and herbs. Light and lively, not your typical heavy zin. Very tasty.

Apr 9th, 2018
Chris Parrino

I've been blinded a few times on zin lately and they've thrown me off because I'm expecting high alcohol zin versus all this sub 13.5 zin. This is old school, juicy light peppery a lot of red cherried fruit and red florals. 12.9%. It's hard for me to say whether I like the big fat zin or the primitivo-esque style more. Believe these are from his own clones as well.

I've been blinded a few times on zin lately and they've thrown me off because I'm expecting high alcohol zin versus all this sub 13.5 zin. This is old school, juicy light peppery a lot of red cherried fruit and red florals. 12.9%. It's hard for me to say whether I like the big fat zin or the primitivo-esque style more. Believe these are from his own clones as well.

Feb 9th, 2018
Suhaib Abdali

Bay Grape wine club. Great, smooth zin. Balanced fruitiness

Bay Grape wine club. Great, smooth zin. Balanced fruitiness

Nov 13th, 2017
Ely Cohn

Perfumed fresh red fruits - crushed raspberry, kumquat, rose petal. Jam is there but not jammy. Showcase in restraint and my favorite type of zin.

Perfumed fresh red fruits - crushed raspberry, kumquat, rose petal. Jam is there but not jammy. Showcase in restraint and my favorite type of zin.

Oct 29th, 2017
michael pandolfo

Medium weight and definitely old school so it's not overblown or over ripe. Def needs some time or just recant longer. Nose is a little closed but the flavors are bright raspberry with warm baking spices and a strawberry/rhubarb hint. Short finish

Medium weight and definitely old school so it's not overblown or over ripe. Def needs some time or just recant longer. Nose is a little closed but the flavors are bright raspberry with warm baking spices and a strawberry/rhubarb hint. Short finish

May 14th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

Zinny says: I wish more Zin growers would make this old old old school style. 12.9%. Ripe, red berries, subtle forest floor note, spice. So versatile with food. Such pure berry and lightly minerally flavors. Long elegant finish. Did I say 12.9%? It's 12.9%.

Zinny says: I wish more Zin growers would make this old old old school style. 12.9%. Ripe, red berries, subtle forest floor note, spice. So versatile with food. Such pure berry and lightly minerally flavors. Long elegant finish. Did I say 12.9%? It's 12.9%.

Apr 9th, 2017