|2009: 90(+?) Points - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellars: "Bright red-ruby. Crushed blueberry, black plum, pepper and spices on the slightly high-toned nose; a real essence of zinfandel. Silky on entry, then quite tight and unforthcoming in the middle, showing imploded flavors of black fruits, bitter chocolate and peppery spices. Finishes with very smooth tannins that showed a slightly edgy quality with aeration. Impressive but very young zinfandel, in need of bottle aging."