Wine Spectator 93 "Old-school meets new in this Zinfandel, with just enough polish and plumpness to match the briary rusticity. Offers expressive black cherry, smoky anise and white pepper flavors."
"Rich, powerful and explosive, this is always one of the very best Zinfandel one can find for the money. It 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, Russian River Valley and Lodi. 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."~Distributor Notes