(1997 Vintage) Our 1997 Contra Costa County Zinfandel shows an elegant bouquet of ripe cherries and plums with nuances of strawberry jam and vanilla. The flavors are fresh ripe berry with essence of Santa Rosa Plums and spicy currants. This is a great wine to accompany pizza, barbecue and pasta of all kinds.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Ripe to the point of suggesting a bit of desiccation in the grapes, this wine, as it has in the past, finds enough underlying fruit to hold onto its role as an accompaniment to savory grilled meats and stews. It does not need much by way of cellar aging and is ready to be enjoyed without further delay. GOOD VALUE
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/00.