(From 2009 Vintage) This wine’s full and lush palate showcases flavors of raspberries, plums, and sweet spice, while the finish is punctuated by white pepper, bacon, smoky oak, and pomegranate. It exemplifies the best characteristics of this vineyard: deep violet color, gorgeous fruit, and a rare complexity.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines13% other. If perhaps not a wine for those in search of finesse and restraint, this bold, big-bodied Zin does not go wanting for richness or fruit. It leans hard to late-harvest character, yet still hangs on to a touch of juice at its heart, and, while palpably hot and gruffly tannic, it is remarkably fruity through to the end. A couple of years in the cellar will temper its toughness without damping its spirit, and, even with age, it is a wine that will need teaming with full-flavored foods.