WS 93 WA 93 WE 92 IWC 92 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - The rare Zinfandel that favors structure and focus over bold flavors yet doesn't sacrifice a rich and zesty character. The aromas of wild berry, mineral and fresh fennel lead to flavors of boysenberry, white pepper and dried herb. Drink now through 2020.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2011 Zinfandel Dina’s Vineyard is another of the more polished wines in this lineup. Juicy dark cherries, plums, menthol, violets and new leather all take shape in this sensual, layered Zinfandel. This Dina’s is arguably the most complete wine in the range of 2011 Zinfandels. It should drink well pretty much right out of the gate, but also clearly has the potential to improve in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Big, bold, brawny yet strangely elegant, this Zin holds plenty of appeal. The vineyard is 96 years old, giving the wine unusual concentration and complexity. It’s one of the winery’s riper 2011 Zins, massive in wild raspberries, cherries and prunes, with spicy notes of black pepper and a nice touch of smoky oak.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Opaque purple. Extremely fragrant, with red and dark berry aromas and suggestions of anise and fresh rose. Smells and tastes like a ripe pinot, with elegant raspberry and blackberry flavors and supple, seamless texture. Finishes smooth and long, with resonating spiciness and well-judged tannins. This is surprisingly delicious now but I'd let it age for at least a few years. As with the rest of these zins, from a vineyard that was planted over 100 years ago. 14% ABV.