International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(15.6% alcohol): Medium ruby. Dark berries, orange peel and earth on the nose. Dense and sappy but quite tightly wound, with black fruit and licorice flavors dominating. Doesn't have quite enough mid-palate pliancy and flesh to support its serious tannins, and thus a tad dry on the back today. Will this come into better balance with aging?Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2012
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Impressive for a 2010, offering powerful fruit, focus and pinpoint acidity. Aromas of boysenberry and spicy cinnamon lead to concentrated blackberry, mineral and smoky anise flavors. Tannins firm up on the finish. Cellar for now.Drink Dates: 2015-2021Author: Tim Fish
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The personality of Howell Mountain in this vintage comes through in the 2010 Zinfandel Cedarman. Although it boasts considerable structure and sheer power, I don't think the 2010 has enough fruit or personality to stand up to the wine's pure heft.Drink Dates: 2014-2024Author: Antonio Galloni
Self | Rating: 89Author: RidgeLovers
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2014-2018Author: cglass80
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 67 bottles owned
- 41 collectors
- Average collector rating: 89
(Out of 41 collectors)