93pts Wine Enthusiast
This classic, full-bodied California Zin shows intriguing nuances of wild sage, bay leaf and dried meat backed by luscious blackberry and mulled plum flavors and supported by moderate tannins that keep it mouthwatering. JIM GORDON
90pts Wine Spectator
Appealing for its zesty, briary personality, which emphasizes nicely structured black cherry, licorice and black olive flavors.
The complex medley of flavors includes plum, blackberry jam, tobacco, anise, and sweet oak. The sturdy but softly integrated tannins yield to subtle oak notes as the wine lingers on the palate. A light touch of acidity creates balance and elegance while retaining the juicy, exuberant personality that is uniquely Zinfandel. A variety of cuisines, from hearty stews to grilled favorites, will stand up nicely to this rich and flavorful wine.