WA 92 WS 91 AG 90 CG 90 Pts - According to Robert Parker - The 2013 Zinfandel Old Vine, which includes a dollop of Carignane, comes from vines averaging 80 years of age. This Rhône Ranger-styled effort displays notes of raspberries, black cherries, forest, earth, pepper and spice. Full-bodied, heady, seductive and lush, it can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years.
According to Wine Spectator - A zesty red, with briary cherry and sage aromas that lead to lively and layered flavors of wild berry, anise and smoky cracked pepper. Drink now through 2021.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel is once again fabulous and one of the very best wines readers will find in its price range. Rich, powerful and explosive, the 2013 hits the palate with an array of dark red stone fruits, tobacco, menthol and licorice. The Old Vine Zinfandel comes from a smattering of sites, most of them in Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley. As always, the Old Vine is really best described as a mixed-blacks, as other grapes - both red and white - comprise about 23% of the blend.
According to Connoisseurs Guide - This is the kind of bright and buoyant, old-fashioned Zin that we simply do not see as much as we would like. It is fixed on lively, ripe berry fruit without once threatening to be heavy or hot, and, while full, slightly supple and somewhat fleshy in feel, it is lively every step of the way. It is nicely structured with ample acidity and a fine spine of tannin, and, if it will be a welcome guest with sundry barbecue fare in the short term, it has plenty of staying power and promises four or five years of tasty service. 14.5% ABV.