93pts Wine Spectator
Deeply structured, this Zin offers a bright spine of lively acidity and tannin, wrapped in brooding blackberry and dried cherry flavors, laced with briar patch and fennel. Drink now through 2029. 500 cases made. — TF
As always, the 2019 is a blend of the three dominant field-blended varieties at the vineyard—Zinfandel, Mataro and Carignan—though it also contains bits and bobs of Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Mission, Palomino and even a single, ancient Clairette Blanche vine (definitely had to go to the DNA to ID that one!). Mataro is particularly expressive this year, and its brawny yet brainy presence makes itself felt behind the always lusciously luculent Zinfandel and Carignan. One of the best wines of the year.