(2011 Vintage) This seamless blend offers a heady mix of blueberry and cherry aromas, underscored by layers of vanilla, clove, molasses, black pepper and lavender. On the palate, it is velvety and round with lush and lingering berry and cherry flavors supported by well-integrated tannins. Balanced acidity adds brightness and lift of brambly fruit, which carries through to a long, satisfying finish.
Ken's Wine review - 93 Wine Review: We tried several wines over the course of Easter weekend and this wine was the winning wine. It is ruby colored wine and opens with a spicy black raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced, and extremely smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious black cherry with notes of vanilla and light oak. The wine ends dry and its well managed tannins lead into a long lingering finish. I would pair this wine with a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken Winemaker Notes: Dense color with a red cherry hue. Aromas of plum, chocolate, and cherry pie accentuated by hints of violet, clove, cinnamon spice and vanilla bean. Bright red fruit flavors of Bing cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, contrasted by dark and compelling layers of blueberry, mocha and molasses. Great structure with smooth, fine tannins, a black pepper mid-palate and long nutmeg and red currant finish
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