Suzie Gaddini
 
February 4, 2020 | Suzie Gaddini

NEW VINOUS SCORES

2017 D Block Zinfandel-93 Points

Brilliant violet. Highly perfumed, oak-tinged aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, plus a smoky mineral nuance that adds precision. Sappy, alluringly sweet and penetrating; intense blueberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors show excellent clarity and a touch of building spiciness. The blue fruit and floral notes carry emphatically through a seamless, extremely long finish framed by smooth, well-absorbed tannins. Purchase Now

-- Josh Raynolds

 

2017 Zinfandel Vortex-92 Points

Dark red. Powerful dark berry and cherry cola aromas are complemented by suggestions of vanilla and exotic spices. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors and a hint of dark chocolate. Becomes firmer with air and finishes with excellent clarity, building tannins and strong, spicy persistence. Currently Sold Out

-- Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Zinfandel Especial-92 Points

Bright ruby-red. Vibrant red and dark berry and cherry scents are complemented by suggestions of vanilla, star anise and woodsmoke. Juicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors develop peppery spice and mocha qualities and turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Rich but energetic in character, showing fine definition on a very long, seamless, dark-fruit-driven finish supported by supple, harmonious tannins. Curerntly Sold Out

-- Josh Raynolds

2017 Zinfandel Willow-91 Points

Bright magenta. Powerful black and blue fruit and pungent floral and spice qualities on the deeply perfumed nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blueberry and spice flavors that carry a smoky overtone. Fine-grained tannins lend gentle grip to the long, spice-tinged finish, which leaves a sweet blue fruit note behind. Currently Sold Out

-- Josh Raynolds

2017 Petite Sirah-91 Points

Inky ruby. Ripe blueberry, cherry liqueur, licorice and pungent floral qualities on the expansive nose. Plush and broad in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet black and blue fruit and cola flavors sharpened by a peppery nuance that builds in the glass. Finishes very long and smooth, with rounded tannins and resonating floral and spice character. Purchase Now

-- Josh Raynolds

2017 Westside Zinfandel-91 Points

Deep shimmering red. Expansive raspberry and boysenberry aromas, along with vanilla, mocha and spice nuances. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering gently sweet red and blue fruit flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. The spicy quality repeats strongly on a long, smooth finish shaped by round, even tannins. Purchase Now

-- Josh Raynolds

 

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