Award & Accolades
Beverage Testing Institute
92 Points, "Aromas and flavors of raspberry confection, black plum, pomegranate, vanilla nougat, and cinnamon roll with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a hot, subtle, long finish manifesting notes of chocolate with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dense Zinfandel packed with flavor and structure; enjoy this bold wine with red meats now or cellar a few years for a more mature experience."
88 Points, "Plush and ripe, with soft dark plum, grilled anise and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2024." Tim Fish
Michael Chelus, The Nittany Epicurean
"The wine showed a dark ruby almost opaque color. Black cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, vanilla, dark chocolate and oak all arrived on the deep and pensive nose. Black cherry, vanilla, plum, raspberry, cassis, eucalyptus and oak followed on a palate alive with dark berry fruit. The wine was full-bodied and exhibited excellent length along with velvety tannins. This wine would pair well with grilled venison." The Nittany Epicurean
- Beverage Testing Institute
“A zesty, vibrant red, with briary dark berry, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors that build richness toward lively tannins.”
—TIM FISH, EDITOR
Anthony Dias Blue Reviews, The Tasting Panel Magazine
91 Points: "Sleek, juicy and fresh with blackberry and spice; toasty, balanced and generous from a winery that knows its way around Zin."
Orange County Wine Competition
90 Points & Gold Medal
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal
92 Points: "Aromas of blackberry and pomegranate lead to a multilayered orchestra of raspberries, cherries and plums. It’s a jammy, extremely balanced Zinfandel with soft tannins, exuding spice and pepper on the finish. Delicious!"
Harvest Challenge 2018
93 Points, Double Gold Medal & Best of Class
Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine
1 Star/88 Points: "Bound to be viewed as being a bit over the top to many and just as likely to satisfy fans of unapologetically ripe, downright hedonistic Zinfandels, this full-blown edition shows a little more range and complexity than its style predicts, and, even if getting fairly hot, tough and tannic in the lattergoing, it is never less than well-fruited and avoids the raisiny, dried-grape desiccation that more often than not comes with wines of its ilk."
- Wine Spectator