91 POINTS and GOLD MEDAL!
Vintage 2013 provided ideal conditions in the vineyard, and our inaugural Zinfandel expresses the elegance of the fruit from this vintage. Pepper-laced black raspberry aromas are swirled with rich oak notes. A silky smooth entry showcases deliciously ripe blackberry and dark cherry flavors woven with creamy cocoa. White and black pepper spice up the texture and lend balance to the luscious fruit. The fruit-driven core and integrated oak and tannins create a sophisticated Zin with finesse and grace.
The 13th Annual Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition was held in sunny San Diego on March 19th and 20th. A full crew of very experienced wine judges, including chief judges Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW, Nick Passmore, and Robert Whitley and judges Michael Cervin (the wine and spirits writer for The Hollywood Reporter and Fine Wine & Liquor Magazine), Laurie Daniel (writing about wine for more than 20 years), Michael Franz (editor of WineReviewOnline.com), Paul Lukacs’ (a writer and regular contributor to WineReviewOnline.com), Ed McCarthy (co-author of Wine for Dummies), Linda Murphy (co-author of American Wine and former Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle wine section), Rebecca Murphy (columnist for the Dallas Morning News), Joe Roberts (1WineDude blogger), Leslie Sbrocco (Thirsty Girl and Wine for Women author), Jeff Siegel (The Wine Curmudgeon), Marguerite Thomas (columnist and reviewer for WineReviewOnline.com), Deborah Parker-Wong (Northern California Editor for The Tasting Panel magazine), Wilfred Wong (“Chief Storyteller” for Wine.com).