The 2007 Barricia is likely the most perfumed wine of the Single Vineyard Designates, eliciting ethereal qualities on the nose. While it is very dark ruby, it will strike lovers of claret-style wines with its Cabernet-like structure and form. Possessing a wow of spice and having characters of cherry pie and fresh berry preserves, this wine will bring out the best flavors of your typical California cuisine—grilled chicken, smoked barbeque, and other fresh and organic foods. It has a long, firm finish that includes hints of cracked pepper.
"A beautiful Zinfandel that shows the variety's spicy, briary personality in a balanced, elegant way. Dry and rich in brisk tannins, it has complex flavors of blackberries, cherries, sweet tobacco, anise, cola, cocoa, sandalwood and dusty spices. Drink now–2013 before it starts to lose its fruit. "
"Glass-staining ruby. Fresh red berry preserves and cherry pie on the nose. Deep, chewy cherry and cassis flavors are given a bitter edge by cracked pepper and black tea qualities. The most brooding of this set of releases and worthy of patience."
International Wine Cellar