94pts Wine Spectator
Vibrant, jammy, yet refined, with deep and polished notes of black raspberry, orange peel, espresso and smoked pepper. Builds richness and structure toward medium-grained tannins. Zinfandel, Grenache, Mataro, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Alicante and other varieties. Drink now through 2030.
92pts Jeb Dunnuck
Another cuvée from ancient vines (late 1800s), the 2019 Old Hill Ranch Heritage gives up a complex, medium to full-bodied, richly textured style as well as red plum fruits, notes of peppery herbs and dried flowers, ripe yet firm tannins, terrific overall balance, and a great finish. I love the purity of fruit, and it's going to offer loads of pleasure over the coming 8-10 years.
The 2019 iteration shows off the playful and juicy side of this vineyard with oodles of lip-smacking fruit and spice sitting gracefully on a balanced frame of structure.