90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Aged five months in 35% new American oak, the 2016 Zinfandel is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and reveals intense notions of crushed black cherries, raspberries and garrigue with hints of dried herbs and spice cake. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a chewy frame and lively line lifting the decadent fruit, finishing long and spicy.
90pts Wine Enthusiast
Structured and tightly wound in youthful tannin, this full-bodied expression of the grape is abundant in black licorice, toasted oak and cedar. These accents ride along a pathway of juicy black fruit and toffee that should appeal to many.
This dry creek valley zinfandel displays red jam aromas with spicy notes of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Concentrated flavors of mixed berry compote and plum meld with hints of jam and toasty oak, framed by rustic tannins and a lingering finish.