90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
With a near perfect growing season, the 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel displays an elegant structure and classic varietal character that defines what great Zinfandel is all about. Moderate temperatures throughout the season allowed us to harvest perfectly ripened Zinfandel clusters from historic pre-Prohibition vines in the Dry Creek Valley. The aromatics are dense and dark with ripe boysenberry fruit and Zin’s intrinsic briary spiciness. On the palate, the wine is seamless and complex with succulent flavors of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry along with a complex spicy undertone. These low yielding vines preserve the vibrant acidity and balanced tannins in the grapes leading to a long and persistent finish.