Bobby Dean Parker said it pretty well in 1996: . . The 1994 Zinfandel Grandpere Vineyard offers an opaque purple color that resembles black ink. A fabulous nose of old vine black-cherries, black-raspberries, earth, licorice, and pepper is an attention-grabber. This is an unctuously-textured, low acid, extremely rich, ripe, dry Zinfandel that coats the mouth with amazing flavor extraction as well as silky richness. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. If readers admire huge, rich, yet well-balanced Zinfandels, these wines represent a tour de force in winemaking. And it is still knocking socks off today (my words) . . In the company of a few Martinelli jack ass hill and Giuseppe and Louisa bottlings, some occasional Ridge bottlings, these are perhaps the best examples of that varietal I have tasted in my 50 years of drinking them . . ￼￼ kudos to Scott Harvey for creating these legends and if you happen to find some well stored bottles do not hesitate to snatch them up as they will provide fabulous drinking probably for another 20 years to come￼ — a year ago
Couple of hours of decanting needed to open up!!! But once it did it was almost like a port. Smooth, liquorice..
— 2 years ago
Light red with a pleasing taste for daily consumption, low oak. — 3 years ago
Luscious and fruity. Amador is great appellation for zins. Perfect for spicy Asian food — 5 years ago
Fruity, decent finish and tasty as an reasonably priced Zin. Definitely would buy again! — 8 months ago
Very nice fruity flavor. . . Going to make the most of our social grounding by cooking out and then take a nice after dinner walk in the Raceway Woods — 3 years ago