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Why are these bulls dancing?

Everything's coming up roses
Everything's coming up roses
Julia Hollister

It’s no wonder the bulls are dancing and cavorting on the labels; it’s a celebration of the wine inside.

The Dancing Bull 2013 sauvignon blanc is outstanding and a sweet value of $12. It is packed with crisp, tantalizing flavors and a greenish tinge in the glass.

(Rancho Zabaco and Dancing Bull are part of the EJ Gallo winery portfolio.)

This white wine is produced with high quality grapes for a couple of reasons: a steady growing season and an incredibly dry and mild spring and summer. In fact, 2013 was the driest year since California began its record keeping 164 years ago. Harvest yielded grapes with incredible balance of acidity and ripe fruit flavors.

This bright selection displays pineapple and kiwi flavors with whispers of grapefruit and lemon zest with a clean finish.

For a different wine experience sip a glass of Rancho Zabaco 2012 Sonoma Zinfandel ($15), California’s signature wine.

Winemakers were steadfast in their belief that zinfandel grows best in Sonoma County, and the Dry Creek Valley is Valhalla. The warmth of the sun, richness of the soil and decades of generations that were stewards of the region contributed to the outstanding varietal.

Rancho Zabaco zin explodes with cascades of juicy blackberry and raspberry aromas followed by boysenberry mocha and whispers of white pepper.

Pour this exquisite selection with pulled pork sliders and spicy fried chicken.

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