Cherry, slightly sweet, dark red fruit, a little rich. Pepper throughout. Slightly smoky. Long red fruit finish. Drank for Thanksgiving at home. Elissa bought for me as a gift several years ago. She thought it was a little too rich, which I get but I liked it. — 16 days ago
Arizona GSM, 40/20/40 blend, 14% alc/vol. Purple-red, moderate pigment extraction. Butter floral and red fruit aromas. Cherry, berry, cola and black currant flavors, slight seed bitterness and skin astringency on finish. A solid interpretation, not overly ripe vs other similar wines from the same origin. — 2 days ago
Deep Ruby with dark purple edges, with pronounced aromas of black and red fruits with blossom notes and meaty spice. On the palate blackberry and black plum flavors with notes of lavender, licorice and earthy tobacco. Vivid acidity with big firm tannins, well integrated and made to age, long finish ending with weighty fruit and spice character. Very Nice! — 9 days ago
This is a very nice Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley.
Spicy and tangy with red and black fruits, oak, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, wood and licorice.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate.
Lighter than I expected with a nice mouthfeel.
Thank you randy for sharing
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 13 days ago
Medium gold; medium plus intensity aromas of yellow apple, ripe apricot, honey, salted almond; sweet, high acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; rich and layered flavors, a whiff of aldehydic aromas, very good — 2 days ago
Del Dotto Pritchard hill, it’s ready to go almost pop&pour
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Villa del Lago is a huge wine endowed with tons of class and personality. It shows fabulous intensity from beginning to end, with layers of dark fruit that build effortlessly towards the big, enveloping finish. This is a dramatic, large-scaled wine bursting at the seams with personality. I loved it. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
Parkers review & rating of 95 points — 3 days ago
Very deep crimson in colour. Savoury aromatic black plum notes. Medium to full bodied with medium plus intensity. The feature of this wine is the supple silky palate. There are some oaky nuances but altogether well integrated. As I have said in previous notes regarding Quilceda Creek it does not have particularly Cabernet descriptors and to be honest not sure I would pick it as a Cabernet in a blind tasting , but, as always, it remains a wonderful red wine. Next one in 2 to 3 years. — 5 days ago
Deliciously old school, structured, restrained Zin. Nose has pure spicy blackberry fruit, a whiff of maple syrup, and some almost Tuscan-style dry gravel underneath. Full flavored but with zero jamminess, it’s got the acid and tannin and ripeness to age for many more years. A classic. — 17 days ago