Very concentrated flavors of raspberry, cassis, mocha and root beer burst in your mouth. The aromas are similar, but with a high-toned, perfumed edge to them. This old vine block is predominantly Zinfandel with only a scattering of "field blenders." Big, rich mouth-coating tannins give way to a long, jammy finish.
"Inky purple. Exotic, expansive aromas of dark berry preserves, apricot, fresh flowers and spicecake. Juicy, palate-staining blueberry and boysenberry flavors show an appealing sweetness and pick up a smoky nuance with air. Closes on an intensely floral note, with excellent clarity and only a hint of tannins."
International Wine Cellar
"Balanced and well-focused, showing an elegant sense of complexity, with aromas of raspberry and blueberry and flavors of of wildflower, pepper and herbs. Drink now through 2021."