As always the California Zinfandel is a challenging and rewarding wine to produce. Severe selection criteria and master blending show in the final product, which showcases a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and strawberry. Additionally, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine.
The Sonoma Zinfandel shows concentrated spicy strawberry, firm tannin structure and a balanced acidity. It has a mouth-coating richness and depth and a subtle vanilla quality that compliments the dark fruit flavors.
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-06.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 77/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/05.
Wine Enthusiast(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.