2012 C'est Bon Reserve Zinfandel

Leras Ranch, Russian River Valley, Sonoma

Retail $35.00



Region / Country:

California-Russian River

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Quick Facts

This wine would pair well with lamb burgers (on the rare side) with kalamata olives and feta.


About this wine

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Dare to try something different with the C’est Bon Zinfandel grown out of the Leras Ranch in the Russian River Valley. Red wine zinfandel saw the US unrivaled popularity, and some wines "cults", produced in limited quantities, have reached price previously reserved for great wines of Bordeaux.

This Russian River Zinfadel doesn’t bring forth the jammy and spicy style we associate from a California Zin. C’est Bon Zinfadel is named after Nick Leras who comes from a long line of growers. Family tradition and excellence is evident in the unique and smooth Zinfandel which has evolved from a drier climate and soil yielding a balanced and smooth richness.

Deep red in color with sensuous blackberry, followed by notes of blackberry and plum and the succulence of rich, dark fruits associated with thorny briar fruits. The palate brings forth a subtle mintiness with a mixed oak. Low alcohol, lovely balance and fine-grained tannins.

Things to Know: 

The Leras Valley Vineyard contributes to the fertile soil and well-balanced vines to produce the counterbalanced wine. The lack of irrigation further concentrates the deep, dark grapes and adds to the depth of flavors of this Zinfandel.

Elegant and smooth, this Zin is certainly a rare creation, and we couldn’t recommend it more for a surprising change in what we’ve come to expect from a California Zin.

This wine would pair well with lamb burgers (on the rare side) with kalamata olives and feta.

Sommelier notes

The 2012 Zinfandel from C’est Bon is a brand new release, showing soft, lush fruit and an elegant texture.  Black cherry, spice box and subtle oak show through on the nose, with cassis, black plum and tobacco on the palate.  A vibrant acidity and firm structure hold the wine together, through to the juicy finish, with delicate tannin and lasting fruit.  Enjoy now through 2020. - DZ Aug 2016