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Cherry fruit and raspberry fruit with hits of black pepper, sage and vanilla. This medium bodied zinfandel has wonderful balance of acid, tannins and alcohol and flavors of berries, cherries and pepper. The long finish is fruity, with a nice acid balance and hints of oak.
92 points, Wine & Spirits (Feb. 2012): “Supple and elegant in its black and red cherry flavors, this wine’s tannins layer herbal and chocolate scents into the fruit."
91 points, Wine Spectator (October 31, 2011): Sleek and jammy, offering bright black raspberry and smoky pepper aromas, with layered flavors of briary cherry and toasty anise."
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Jan.12): “Here is the kind of keenly defined, beautifully balanced Zin that reminds just how good the grape can be. It leads with complex, nicely layered aromas of berries, hints of root beer and a touch of dusty spice..."
Just 936 cases made. Drink now through 2016.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.