The single vineyard Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard (400 cases; 15.5% alcohol) offers aromas of sweet black cherries macerated in brandy that jump from the glass of this candied, ripe, medium to full-bodied, luscious effort. It comes across as Burgundian-like in its flesh and red fruit character. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
"A rich, plush, full-bodied style that packs in lots of complex flavors, built around ripe plum, blackberry, raspberry and peppery spice. Nicely oaked, too, though certainly not overdone, finishing with a long, ripe, supple finish that keeps revealing subtle flavor nuances. Drink now through 2010. 300 cases made. "
"The terrific 2001 Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard (15.3% alcohol) reveals a superb nose of caramel, black fruits, spice, and licorice. With seamlessly integrated tannin and acidity, this full-bodied, concentrated 2001 has no hard edges, and cuts a generous, expansive feel on the palate without any heaviness or hotness."
The Wine Advocate