International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($25) Moderately saturated, bright red. High-toned, perfumed aromas of red cherry and spice. A sweet, creamy fruit bomb in the mouth, but still a bit tight and restrained, with good clarity and cut to the black cherry flavors. Finishes with very good persistence.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The outstanding 2005 Zinfandel Old Vines, basically a blend of old vine parcels that are not big enough to be sold individually, reveals a dark plum/ruby color, oodles of sweet cherry, plum, licorice, pepper, and spicy characteristics, medium to full body, and a fleshy, generous, well-endowed personality.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88A bit on the wild side, showing tart plum, toasty oak and roasted anise aromas, with bold flavors of cherry and cracked pepper that balance tart acidity and burly tannins.
Self | Rating: 90good structure and tanninAuthor: Seaway J
Self | Rating: 90Good zin fruit. Core of ripe blackberry. Nice concentration with good balance. Tasty, lengthy finish.Drink Dates: 2013-2015Author: StuTarheel
Self | Rating:matureAuthor: TF Winery
Self | Rating: 89This was surprisingly good, although I would suggest people drink this rather than save it any longer. Red fruit notes are still present, but getting more on towards fig and cedar. Still a massive wine.Drink Dates: 2016-2016Author: Jundt and Maritz wine
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 404 bottles owned
- 135 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 135 collectors)