My Rating 82 Points.
Dark ruby in color with a red rim.
Tart on the nose with cherry juice, strawberries, vanilla, oak, licorice and yeast?
Fruity and bone dry on the palate with cherries, metals, earth and black pepper.
Medium-bodied with high acidity.
Long finish with soft tannins and black pepper.
Drinking nicely now, but needs an additional 2 years in the bottle. I had the opportunity to have it directly from the barrel, so no bottle aging yet.
A blend of 80% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah, all organic grapes.
Aged for 12 months in American oak barrels (which is unique for this wine region).
14.5% alcohol by volume.