(1999 Vintage) The 1999 Dina's Vineyard Zinfandel is big, dark and mouth filling with deep blackberry, cassis, boysenberry, coffee, mineral and dark chocolate flavors complemented by exotic spice, bluberry and orage blossom aromas. The 1999 Dina's Zinfandel possesses a dense, multi-layered texture and an extremely long finish. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, 204 cases. Dina's Vineyard was planted by the Arata family more than 90 years ago. Today only about 5 acres of gnarled, dry-farmed vines remain.
Robert Parker(2000 Vintage) "The 2000 Hartford Zinfandel Dina’s Vineyard’s opaque inky/purple color looks more like Petite Sirah than Zinfandel. These 95-year old vines produced 250 cases of a 15.8% alcohol wine with gorgeously pure blackberry and raspberry fruit intermixed with graphite, pepper, and earth. It is full-bodied, with great purity and a liquid minerality underlying all the fruit. This is prodigious stuff. Consume it over the next 5-6 years. Kudos to winemaker Mike Sullivan and proprietor Don Hartford."
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
Wine Enthusiast(2011 Vintage)