Reviewed on 2019-09-05
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Rating 85
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.1%
Price $48.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Cold Weather Hibernation, Host/Hostess Gifting

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Zinfandel

Rusack Vineyards Ballard Canyon Zinfandel 2016 Review

Man this wine is big, and well, big. It comes at you quick with the heat of alcohol then lets you enjoy other aromas like stewed tomatoes, plumbs and vanilla with oak. But there remains the aroma ethanol layering the wine like cake frosting. There are levels of intensity for this grape in Cali and if our range was from one to ten, this one would go to eleven. It’s only available from the winery’s website and is just under $50, so if you dig boozy, big Zin for sipping and are not pairing with food (unless your slathering BBQ sauce on everything) this is for you.

85
POINTS
Rusack Vineyards Ballard Canyon Zinfandel 2016
Man this wine is big, and well, big. It comes at you quick with the heat of alcohol then lets you enjoy other aromas like stewed tomatoes, plumbs and vanilla with oak. But there remains the aroma ethanol layering the wine like cake frosting. There are levels of intensity for this grape in Cali and if our range was from one to ten, this one would go to eleven. It’s only available from the winery’s website and is just under $50, so if you dig boozy, big Zin for sipping and are not pairing with food (unless your slathering BBQ sauce on everything) this is for you.

Reviewed On: 09-05-2019
85
POINTS
Rusack Vineyards Ballard Canyon Zinfandel 2016
Man this wine is big, and well, big. It comes at you quick with the heat of alcohol then lets you enjoy other aromas like stewed tomatoes, plumbs and vanilla with oak. But there remains the aroma ethanol layering the wine like cake frosting. There are levels of intensity for this grape in Cali and if our range was from one to ten, this one would go to eleven. It’s only available from the winery’s website and is just under $50, so if you dig boozy, big Zin for sipping and are not pairing with food (unless your slathering BBQ sauce on everything) this is for you.

Reviewed On: 09-05-2019