Dancing Bull Cabernet 2006

Dancing Bull, California, Winemaker’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 The nose reminds one of a dusty road with sweet flowers and fruit in the background. In the mouth, this Cabernet is a supple, easy drink, mildly sweet and easy. Besides the Cabernet there is a bit of Merlot, Syrah, Zin and who knows what in the mix. Just over a third of the grapes originate in Sonoma County and another third on the Central Coast. P&B in Healdsburg by Rancho Zabaco 13.5% $12 suggested retail Dancing Bull Wines

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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2 Responses to Dancing Bull Cabernet 2006

  1. wine blog says:

    These wines from Rancho Zabaco tend to be a decent little QPR play but they seem to fall in the category of boring at the present time. I mean for similar prices they are pumping stuff out of Spain and Italy that will blow your socks off. The Monestrell from Jumilla is a good example, or the Nero d’Avola from Sicily is another. Love your blog and would love to swap links! Let me know kind friend!

  2. Ray says:

    Yes wine blog, your point is well taken. I just sampled the Mirassou Merlot ’06 and it is cut of a similar cloth. But I wouldn’t want to say that either is boring but rather they are constructed as easy wines to be inhaled by the consumer who isn’t looking for overt structure or any sense of rusticity. The integrated touch of RS is also a plus for those who talk dry but really don’t mind a little sugar in their coffee and likewise a little sweetness in their dry wine.

    Yes, let’s do continue the discussion and organize the links. I’ve been dreadful about creating links and adding pizzazz to my blog. I teach most everyday and am buried in my work on the SF Chronicle Wine Competition so it’s just been enough to keep up with typing some of my notes. Best regards!

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