92 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Dry Creek Valley
Deep ruby color, mixed red fruits nose, subtle vanilla and oak spice, black cherry and raspberry palate with well coated tannins and bright acidity. JO (1/17)
This is our tenth vintage from this vineyard. A light crop with small berries yielded a wine with deep color, intense fruit and chalky tannins. The seven parcels that comprise the vineyard were fermented separately, then evaluated by blind tasting. Quality was high in all seven lots, which were blended,then aged in American oak for twelve months. Enjoyable now, this zinfandel will develop for another six to seven years.