Flavor-driven, blackberry, black cherry, rose petal, minerals, kalamata, five spice, fine-grained, round and full.
"The 2009 Zinfandel Varozza Vineyard emerges from the glass with plush dark cherries, plums, spices and licorice. It is one of the most harmonious wines in the lineup. The balance of fruit, acidity and structure is terrific. Layers of fruit build effortlessly to the rich, textured finish. "
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Sleek and appealingly rustic, featuring black raspberry and toasty vanilla aromas and ripe, savory flavors of black cherry, smoky pepper and sage. Finishes with briary tannins. Drink now through 2017. "
"Full red. Spicy aromas of black raspberry, black cherry and licorice. Concentrated and sharply delineated, with dark berry and pepper flavors showing a building spiciness. Very firmly built zinfandel, finishing with good grip and subtle persistence. I'd wait a year or two and then enjoy it over the following six years."
International Wine Cellar