Crystalline precision is the signature of the 2012 Zinfandel Sadie Upton Vineyard. A lifted, precise, finely sculpted jewel of a wine, the 2012 captivates all the senses with its expressive aromatics and chiseled fruit. This is an absolutely stellar wine by any measure, and one of the real standouts in a range with many highlights.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
Made from a vineyard purchased from the now defunct Karly Vineyard, the 2012 Zinfandel Sadie Upton offers a dark ruby color, lots of berry fruit, good freshness and a meaty mouthfeel.
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Moderately saturated bright red. Very floral, scented nose offers an almost pinot-like perfume of red cherry, violet, rose petal, spices and orange peel, along with a candied nuance and a whiff of mint. Juicy, firm and high-pitched, with a richness belying its color. Flavors of strawberry, raspberry, pepper and menthol are lifted by ethereal spices. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins, building floral perfume and a delicate light touch.