Bright purple. Fresh red berries, cracked pepper and allspice on the highly fragrant nose. Bright and precise on the palate, offering intense raspberry and mulberry flavors and touch of orange pith. This impressively lively, focused zinfandel shows strong finishing thrust and lingering spiciness--not to mention a vibrancy that's increasingly hard to find for this variety. All of this vintage's Stellwagen fruit went into this bottling.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2010 Zinfandel Old-Vine flows across the palate with sumptuous black cherries, plums, licorice, chocolate and tobacco. The 2010 impresses for its mid-palate generosity and soft, silky finish. Floral red fruits reappear on the close. This is yet another superb choice for budget-conscious readers. The blend is 84% Zinfandel, 12% Mourvedre, plus 4% assorted blending varieties.
Drink Dates: 2014-2022
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
This dense, brooding red delivers licorice and Asian spice aromas, mixed with blackberry accents, and concentrated, layered flavors of huckleberry, dried sage and pepper. 750 cases made.