(From 2012 Vintage) The wine has high aromatic scents of raspberries, cherries, plum and spice — aromas which integrate nicely with the vanilla tones of the French oak. Good acidity keeps the wine bright and lively on the palate, while the concentrated fruit flavors add a richness to the flavor that lingers long in the finish of the wine.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) Well-made, reasonably priced Zin was once a staple of the local wine scene, and these days there is simply not enough of the stuff to be had. Here, however, is just such a wine. It is long on berry-like qualities and has a good sense of weight, and its fine sense of fruity volume shames many bottlings that check in with much higher prices. Fleshy in feel, slightly soft on the palate and with enough structural tannins to ensure a few years of growth, it exhibits uncommon value and is a best buy in...
Wine & Spirits(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 80.4/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
Wine Spectator(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/03
Wine Enthusiast(From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast