This Zin continues to impress me. Plum, blueberry, fig, black pepper, espresso, and light tobacco. Juicy and smooth on the palate. Round acidity and tannins. Lingering candied and smoky finish.
Paring with burger is as good as it gets. Fantastic value for a single vineyard bottling from St. Helena. — 5 days ago
My last bottle of the amazing 2010. And it has aged beautifully, and slowly. Still showing intense blackberry fruit, intense brambly character, smoky gravel. Balanced and intense in the mouth, the youthful fruit still hits immediately but quickly transitions to a drier and secondary set of flavors, with evocations of library books, furniture, leather. Remarkable. — 5 months ago
Yeasty, bready with a brackish orange blossom, Granny Smith apple, and dense honey that sits in the middle of the palate. Stark and quickly dissipating finish. Drank in Quincy, MA with Jannae, Joe, and Elyse — a year ago
Nose of ripe plum, blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, cinnamon, and subtle tobacco. Good fruit concentration and intensity on the palate. Full body with cool acidity and velvety tannins.
Was thinking about the a Zin to pair with the burger, but this turns out to be just fabulous. — 10 months ago
Surprisingly nice merlot — a year ago
Medium lemon with aromas of stone fruits, spice, floral, cedar, biscuits and citrus. On the palate apple, pear & ripe apricot with some lemon citrus zest, honeysuckle and nutty toasty oak notes, rich with creamy tones from sur lie aging. Smooth, long finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with fruit, integrated creamy oak and mineral character. Nice! — 3 months ago