Vortex has always been one of our most powerful Zinfandels, and the 2014 incarnation is true to form.
91pts — Wine Enthusiast
90pts — Connoisseurs' Guide
90pts — California Grapevine
Light toast Vanilla, sage, coffee and butterscotch on the nose. First a palate of black cherry, rhubarb, blueberry, and caramel apple juice; followed by a well-balanced mid palate leading to a lingering finish.
9/4/14 - 10/15/14
"Concentrated strawberry, black cherry, cinnamon-laced latte, licorice and mocha converge in an intriguing and beautiful nose from this legendary Zin winery. The structure is immediately apparent on the palate, framing smoked strawberry, oregano and dill flavors. It’s full of plush, ripe fruit, but seemingly bone dry." — Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast
91pts — Wine Enthusiast; 90pts — Connoisseurs' Guide; 90pts — CA Grapevine
46% Mustang Springs Ranch, 20% Mustard Creek, 18% Clevenger, 8% Bailey, 7% Pelletiere, 1% Kelnik
All parts of this blend were fermented separately, then blended just prior to bottling. Blended from our best vineyards on the Westside of Paso Robles
504 Cases Produced