91pts Wine Enthusiast
Brawny in style, this ripe, densely packed wine shows old-vine personality in its mix of leather saddle, black pepper and cinnamon notes that permeate through the baked cherry and plum core. Powdered tannins lend texture and give it complexity and weight.
90pts Wine Spectator
Wiry and briary, with medium-bodied blackberry, smoky meat and pepper flavors that persist toward snappy tannins. Drink now through 2029.
On the nose, notes of cherry, cedar and cigar box linger with aromas of fresh licorice. Deftly structured on the palate with well-integrated tannins, fresh notes of pomegranate and red currants, a velvety mouthfeel and luscious finish, this is a wine that is built to age.
Pair with dishes such as beef braciole that feature richly flavored red sauces or a vegetarian sugo over pasta.
Blend: 86% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignane, 3% Mixed Blacks