The Wine Advocate - "The 2013 Zinfandel from the Russian River is another sexy wine, and one of their largest production cuvées of just under 2,000 cases. It finished at 14.6% alcohol and shows plenty of classic Mediterranean roasted herbs, pepper, spice and full-bodied blackberry and cherry fruit. It’s a classic Zinfandel, very pure, impressively crafted and should drink nicely for up to a decade."
Wine Enthusiast - "A more modest varietal wine than some of the producer's block-specific bottlings, it nonetheless stuns in its combination of blackberry crumble, dark chocolate and sanguine meatiness. The texture is luxuriously smooth and lasting."
Omni-present berry is tamed by a seductive minerality creating an intense, dense nose that is not over-blown. A full, rich mouth-feel is sharpened by acidity and stretched by tannins that coat the entire mouth and last. Chewy and intense, this massive wine is balanced and full of clean fruit and earth without raisin or oak intensity.