(From 1999 Vintage) Inky purple color. Cocoa powder and dark cherry on the nose. Dark fruit with hints of tobacco in the background.
(From 2012 Vintage) This wine is bright and lively with concentrated Zinfandel aromas; predominately dark cherry, blueberry, plum with some typical raisin. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid with medium body and very soft, elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05