Awards & Accolades
Mother Clone Zinfandel
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 | Wine.com
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
- 90 Points | Wine Spectator | March 6, 2023
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
"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
- 89 Points | Wine Spectator| November 30, 2021