Great Scores From Vinography for Estate Cabernet, East Bench Zinfandel and Geyserville


Alder Yarrow, owner, and editor of the Vinography wine blog recently reviewed several of our wines and gave them favorable reviews.

2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“Dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of cherry, crushed nuts, and American oak. In the mouth, beautiful cherry and green herb notes are touched with the whiskey barrel note of American oak, but in comparison to the Merlot from the same site, this Cabernet holds it quite well, letting it turn minty and chocolatey as it moves across the palate. Powdery, fine grained tannins. Includes 14% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. 13.7% alcohol.” Score: between 9 and 9.5.

2015 East Bench Zinfandel
“Dark purple in the glass, this wine smells of freshly plucked blackberries and violets. In the mouth, juicy blackberry and wet earth and dried flowers mix with the faintest touch of Mexican chocolate and licorice. There’s a nice savory note in the finish that soars thanks in part to the exquisite acidity in play here. Nice. 14.7% alcohol.” Score: between 9 and 9.5.

2015 Geyserville
“Dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of cassis and blackberry and cocoa powder. In the mouth, delicious flavors of cherry, blackberry, and cassis vibrate with excellent acidity. Gorgeous, plush tannins float cloud-like around the mouthwatering fruit, beautifully balancing the package out. Totally gulpable and delicious, with a nice savory note hanging underneath the bright purple fruit in the finish. A blend of 70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouschet. 14.5% alcohol.” Score: around 9.5.

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