Paso Ranches

3 months Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel

8.818 ratings
7.71 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, 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
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Aged for 3 months oak, dark red with black fruit aromas and smoky notes. On the palate ripe blackberry flavors with pepper spice and oaky characters. Medium finish ending with burnt vanilla spice. Ok but not a fan.

Aged for 3 months oak, dark red with black fruit aromas and smoky notes. On the palate ripe blackberry flavors with pepper spice and oaky characters. Medium finish ending with burnt vanilla spice. Ok but not a fan.

Nov 28th, 2017
Mk
8.4

Barrel aging adds a richness that is a bit overbearing

Barrel aging adds a richness that is a bit overbearing

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2017
Marc Longenecker

Fruity/bourbon on the nose but a subdued jamminess in taste, with an uptick in peppery tannins and a dry/oaky/boozy finish

Fruity/bourbon on the nose but a subdued jamminess in taste, with an uptick in peppery tannins and a dry/oaky/boozy finish

May 28th, 2020
Nicole Hedges

Jamie and Jules

Jamie and Jules

Dec 1st, 2019
Cass Morris

Interesting! Sweet but smoky. Bourbon flavor really hits on the aftertaste.

Interesting! Sweet but smoky. Bourbon flavor really hits on the aftertaste.

Mar 9th, 2019
Tess vO

Spicy, cherry, sweet/dry all in one. 16.8%
Smooth finish

Spicy, cherry, sweet/dry all in one. 16.8%
Smooth finish

Oct 29th, 2018
Shellie Marken Fontana

Happy sipping, during and after dinner, for Bourbon and Zin fans, because their flavors compliment one another: black pepper spice, blackberry, and vanilla--wonderful with Asian-barbecued beef short ribs, AND rustic cherry tart with toasted almonds and whipped cream (with splash of vanilla)

Happy sipping, during and after dinner, for Bourbon and Zin fans, because their flavors compliment one another: black pepper spice, blackberry, and vanilla--wonderful with Asian-barbecued beef short ribs, AND rustic cherry tart with toasted almonds and whipped cream (with splash of vanilla)

Aug 18th, 2018
Karl Justice

The combination of a more "concord-ish" grape flavor and the weirdly alcoholy flavor imparted by the bourbon barrel is just not for me.

The combination of a more "concord-ish" grape flavor and the weirdly alcoholy flavor imparted by the bourbon barrel is just not for me.

May 17th, 2018
Sue & Jeff Patch

2015
Nice vanilla finish. Blackberry and pepper to start

2015
Nice vanilla finish. Blackberry and pepper to start

Apr 5th, 2018
Nic Anderson

First sip was just “okay”, but we paired it with a red chili and dark chocolate for dessert and it solid. Wouldn’t have guessed it was a Zin at first sip. Can taste the vanilla from the bourbon barrels.

First sip was just “okay”, but we paired it with a red chili and dark chocolate for dessert and it solid. Wouldn’t have guessed it was a Zin at first sip. Can taste the vanilla from the bourbon barrels.

Nov 26th, 2017