Awards & Accolades

Mother Clone Zinfandel

Mother Clone Zinfandel
  • 2020

    • 90 Points | Wine Spectator | March 6, 2023

      "A gutsy red that's easy to drink, with lively blackberry, licorice and savory peppercorn flavors that build toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2030. 6,500 cases made.—T.F."

    • 93 Points | The Tasting Panel Magazine | March 2023

      An elegant style, with mocha-coffee richness and a slathering of blackberry reduction. Hearty and ripe, with a creamy licorice finish.

    • 90 Points |

      Medium ruby color; fresh tilled dirt aroma, brambleberries, medium depth; medium-bodied, lifted on the palate, firmly textured, light to medium tannins; dry, medium acidity, very good balance; hints of earth and tar in the flavors, berries too, medium intensity; medium finish.

      Tasted: February 17, 2023, San Francisco, CA

  • 2019

    • 89 Points | Wine Spectator| November 30, 2021

      "Ripe and briary, with baked cherry, licorice and cracked pepper flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2027. 8,500 cases made."— TF

    • Wine of the Week: Press Democrat | Reviewed by Peg Melnik

      “This zesty zin over-delivers in every way. It has compelling spice of cracked black pepper running through its generous fruit—black cherry, pomegranate and plum. Balanced with crisp acidity, it has nice length and a spicy finish.”

    • 90 Points & Gold Medal | Beverage Testing Institute

      "Dark ruby black color. Aromas of vanilla extract, clove, allspice, black peppercorns, and lavender with a supple, medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length red cherry, rum raisin, chocolate, black pepper, and rhubarb pie finish with well-integrated, fine, coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich yet balanced Zinfandel with layers of concentrated fruit, spice, and florals. Drink now or cellar."

    • Double Gold Medal | Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

      Double Gold Medal

    • Jeb Dunnuck

      "Lots of cedar, spice, red plums, and wild strawberry notes emerge from the 2019 Zinfandel Mother Clone, another well-made, charming, delicious red from this estate."

    • North of the Gate Wine Competition

      Gold Medal