The Wine Advocate - A killer effort is the 2015 Zinfandel Papera Ranch, from a vineyard planted in 1934, and made from 96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignan. This is a good-sized wine, given its 15.4% alcohol, but like all of Mike Officer’s wines, the alcohol never shows. Moreover, he clearly gives the fruit plenty of attention so that it can strut its ripeness and full-bodied character, given the fact that he rarely uses more than 20–25% new French oak, and of course, the wines are bottled with no clarification by fining or filtering. This should drink well for up to a decade or more. Range: 92-94
Wine Enthusiast 92 - This almost-100% Zinfandel bottling from the heritage Papera vineyard is delightfully complex and juicy—an expressive celebration of spiced plum and soft, juicy cherry. The spiciness on the back palate is especially rewarding.
Vinous - The 2015 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is dark, plush and inviting, as it so often is. Darker tonalities of fruit flesh out effortlessly. Pliant, succulent and inviting, the Papera is hugely promising. Range: 91-94