Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesZin lovers will find lots to appreciate in this solidly varietal wine. Its nose is a delightful mix of ripe blackberries, Dry Creek Valley spiciness and a certain refined richness that can only come from bottle age. Still, this is not a particularly refined wine so much as one that has retained much of its original gusto even as it has gained a bit of smoothing and an extra bit of richness. There is not need for further aging, but the wine has time left for those who would keep it longer. Two sta...
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93