Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateAn excellent Sonoma County effort, the opulent, fleshy, super-rich 2004 Zinfandel possesses abundant amounts of pepper, black cherry, dried herb, and spice-like characteristics. It is a seductive, fleshy Zin.
Winery NotesWith its beautiful aromas and lush texture, hallmarks of the 2004 vintage, this Sonoma County Zinfandel has a bit of a twist. Syrah! Composed of bits and pieces of Fava, Mounts, and Teldeschi zinfandels, 23% Russian River Valley syrah was blended into the final wine. Why? Because we liked it! Perhaps we should have called this “Shirazin”! Bottled unfined and unfiltered.