(2012 Vintage) This delivers an elegant nose of smoke, black fruits and chocolate. It moves into another gear on the powerful palate, which in the main is a repeat of what’s found on the nose, but there’s an appealing freshness that lingers.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesWell-made, reasonably priced Zin was once a staple of the local wine scene, and these days there is simply not enough of the stuff to be had. Here, however, is just such a wine. It is long on berry-like qualities and has a good sense of weight, and its fine sense of fruity volume shames many bottlings that check in with much higher prices. Fleshy in feel, slightly soft on the palate and with enough structural tannins to ensure a few years of growth, it exhibits uncommon value and is a best buy in...
International Wine CellarBright ruby-red. Blueberry, menthol and spice on the nose. Juicy and high-toned in the mouth, with a sweet flavor of blackberry pie. This boasts strong fruit and a firm tannic spine. A very good showing.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator