(2002 Vintage) This is a medium bodied wine with mouthfilling fruit, soft tannin structure, balanced acid, and a lingering finish. The aroma is lush with black currant, coconut, vanilla, blackberry jam, pepper, oak, and spice. The flavors are dominated by sweet black fruits such as cherry, blackberry, and plum followed by chocolate, vanilla, toasted oak and caramel.72% Zinfandel25% Cabernet Sauvignon3% Merlot
Ken's Wine Guide(2005 Vintage) I had a chance to try this wine at Wine Week at Smith & Wollensky in Boston. This was my favorite wine offered. The beauty of this wine is the Cab adds some structure to the soft 2005 Zin. As a re...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) 60% Zinfandel; 32% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Merlot; 2% Cab- ernet Franc. Other varietals may add their voices to this very rich wine, and Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular, brings a firm streak of tannin, but the wine is very much Zinfandel at its heart and is rife with very deep blackberry fruit and vanilla. Full and fleshy in feel, if still a bit astringent on the back end, it is beginning to hint at complexity to come and deserves to be left alone for some three or four more years.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/05