(1997 Vintage) Deep aromas and flavors of raspberry and cherry fruits keep company with Old Vine Zinfandels signature spicy/brambly character. Time spent aging in French oak imparted its sweet vanilla qualities, while the fruit tannins provide complexity and longevity. The average age of these vines is 90 years old.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2013
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Very much cast in the very ripe, very extracted manner that has come to be the Segehsio stamp, this dramatic wine offers up a broad sweep of blackberry fruit highlighted with suggestions of chocolate, sweet oak and jam. It is absolutely mouthfilling stuff, and it shows a slight trim of heat at the finish, but it is marked first and last by its very powerful fruit and will shine as a partner to savory pork roasts.
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)