Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, bramble, cocoa leaf & wet stones. Flavors of strawberry, black pepper, blueberry pie crust & wet stones. Mouth feel is opulent, structured, chewy tannin, long finish with laser-focused acidity.
Jeb Dunnuck 95 - The 2016 Zinfandel Russian River Estate is another gorgeous wine from this estate. Plums, sandalwood, Asian spices, and a hint of cigar all flow to a seamless, elegant Zinfandel that shows the class and quality of this vintage. With medium to full-bodied richness and building, fine tannin, it has complexity, texture, and length. Bravo
Vinous 95 - The 2016 Estate Zinfandel shows the more powerful, muscular side of the estate. Rich, pliant and creamy, the Estate hits all the right notes. Bright red cherry, plum, rose petal, mint and licorice build into the succulent, racy finish.
Wine Spectator 93 - A racy red, with a deep structure and vibrant red plum, cherry and smoky cracked pepper flavors that build toward big but refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.
Wine Advocate 92 - Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Zinfandel Estate reveals a vivacious nose of warm redcurrants, black cherries and blackberry preserves with touches of Chinese five spice, forest floor, fertile loam and potpourri. Big, rich and full-bodied with a firm frame of chewy tannins and a lively acid line, it finishes very long and very spicy.