(2012 Vintage) Offering plenty of Zinny character, it’s dry and brisk in mouth-cleansing acidity, with soft tannins and rich flavors of dusty baking spices, blackberry purée, cherry compote, cola, shaved dark chocolate, red licorice and a savory coating of toasted cedar wood. The addition of a small percentage of Petite Sirah (10%) and Syrah (4%) contributes complexity. A great accompaniment to barbecue, game, roasted chicken, stews and lasagna.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 120 on Dec-98
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/98
Wine EnthusiastRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast