This is the thirteenth vintage of our estate-bottled Zinfandel. The fruit originates from the old Baldinelli property that was planted in the early 1970’s. Vines are head-trained and unirrigated. The vineyard is rigorously suckered for proper cluster spacing and sun exposure to get full flavor development. Flavors are full, rich, smooth, and gutsy. The wine has huge brambly blackberry fruit, big cedar, spice box aromas and flavors. It has a smooth creamy finish from aging in François Frères and Taransaud barrels (1/3 new).
"93” points” - the Wine Enthusiast, July 2012 - “Featured on the magazine cover”
“90 Points” - Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, January 2013
“90 points”, the California Grapevine, July 2012, "Highly Recommended”
Top 100 California Picks - Stephen Brook, Finest Wines of California