2017 Zinfandel, Ballard Canyon Estate Magnum
History in a bottle! The grapes for our Ballard Canyon Estate Zinfandel come from one of our estate vineyards - grown from cuttings from the very few remaining vines on Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara’s coast. There, almost a century ago, a vineyard and winery thrived. While most of the vines were destroyed after Prohibition, we gathered some survivors, and now Santa Cruz Zinfandel flourishes in Ballard Canyon.
Our 2017 RUSACK Zinfandel opens with delicate aromas of Herbs de Provence, sandalwood, and smoky oak. On the palate, soft, silky tannins and hints of dried red fruit come together to create a lasting finish in this powerful yet elegant wine.
93 - Vinous | 90 - Jeb Dunnuck