(2005 Vintage) Personally selected for Artezin, this fruit comes from some of California's finest Zinfandel regions including Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley, Amador (Shenandoah Valley), and Mendocino (Ukiah Valley). Deep ruby red in color, this Zinfandel shows forward blackberry and raspberry aromas melding with black pepper, licorice and currants. Black cherry flavors follow with nutmeg, allspice, pepper, and dark chocolate undertones while the texture is rich and round with some sweet tannins giving backbone and s...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Here is a balanced, mid-sized look at Zinfandel whose tempered ripeness makes it one for the table. Its clean and nicely focused berryish fruit is not pushed aside by chocolate, nor does it give up to harshness or heat. It is fit with good acidity and just the right bit of firming tannins, and, while its balance will hold it in fine stead over the next two to four years, it will drink well with tomato-sauced pastas in the short term. GOOD VALUE
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on May-06