(2010 Vintage) There’s a smoky edge to the dark chocolate, licorice, blackberry and bacon flavors that make this especially savory. It tastes like jam, but finishes dry, with superb tannins and fine, mouthwatering acidity.
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91-93 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (88-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
International Wine Cellar(1999 Vintage) Saturated black-ruby to the rim. Unforthcoming but pure aromas of dark berries, violet and dark chocolate. Less sweet than the zinfandel, and more muscular, but there amazingly dense blackberry and licorice flavors and powerful underlying spine. Shows much less oak spice character than the Hayne zin: "This wine always eats the oak early," notes Jordan. Finishes very long, with big, chewy tannins. This is a good degree and a half lower in alcohol than the Hayne zin. Superb petite sirah, but the Ra...