Rucksack Cellars 2012 Zinfandel R
- Sierra Foothills AVA
- Gold Wine Club Selection
- Silver Medal — Orange County Fair
- El Dorado County , Sierra Foothills AVA
- 91.6% Zinfandel, 7.5% Petite Sirah, 0.5% Touriga Nacional, 0.2% Alvarehao
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
- Pairs With
- Grilled meats with a great dry rub (salty) or almost anything you want!
A blend of four distinct vineyards in the El Dorado appellation of the Sierra Foothills, the Rucksack 2012 Zinfandel is all about blending the structure of the mountain fruit with the earthy elegance of the terroir. The elevation average of these four sites was an impressive 2,940 feet, with a range of different clones and soils that brought a refined yet complex character to the aromas and palate of the wine.
On the nose, notes of spice, flowers and red-berried fruit mingle together and complement the rich, exploding palate of black cherry and mixed berry flavors. Soft tannins and a full body make this Zinfandel nicely balanced from start to finish. When crafting this 2012 Zinfandel, the intention was to showcase balance rather than jammy fruit, and we say it’s a job well done.