I know I just recently mentioned how much I love Ottimino’s Zinfandel, but if this winery is not on your radar, they really need to be (and you will be hearing about them a little bit more because I have one more incredibly good bottle to talk about!). Only 280 cases of their 2008 Rancho Bello Zinfandel were produced and I was lucky enough to enjoy a bottle.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Ottimino 2008 Rancho Bello Zinfandel is 100% Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley. It has 14.5% alcohol and retails for $30. For more information visit www.ottimino.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Rancho Bello pours a vibrant ruby color in the glass. The nose has aromas of liquorice, black cherries, and spice. This wine is smooth, refined, and immediately won over my taste buds with a melody of rich, dark and red fruit, anise, and caramel. The richness of the wine carries over into the spicy finish. Another great job by Ottimino…grab a bottle while they last and enjoy!
My Wine Rating- A-
Food Pairing Suggestions- This is a great Zinfandel to bring to a summer barbecue. Perfect with grilled meats such as burgers, steaks, or lamb.