Deep purple color right to the rim. Aromatically, this is dark black fruits like mulberry, boysenberry, blueberry, and black-skinned plums, all very fresh, without a hint of raisin. Cedar and some new oak, fresh tobacco, and vanilla top off the nose, and there’s a seriousness to the complex blending here. Low, restricted yields in our “top of blocks 2 and 3” portion of the vineyard create a real concentration to the flavors. There’s a not-so-subtle weightiness in the mouth, rich, blackberry pie, allspice, warm green earth and bricks, sweet herbs, and crushed berries. The finish grips a little more than the Estate Ranch, and the Petite Sirah provides a powerful push to give the wine more lift, intensity, and length.
94 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast
♦ Cellar Selection ♦
"This classic-style Zin is complex, appetizing, and well-balanced, from its sage, raspberry and baked earth aromas to lightly tangy but ripe plum dried cherry and black-pepper flavors. Moderate tannins and good acidity give it great freshness, inviting more and more sips." - 10/1/2021