- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
87 pts. Beverage Dynamics: Mar/Apr 2010
An excellent entry level wine; ripe, smooth and inviting; bring on the ribs and the chili.
84 pts. Wine Enthusiast: October, 2006
Weddings and block parties come to mind with this wine. At this price, it’s perfect for satisfying large numbers of folks when all they need is a dry, clean, full-bodied, fruity red to wash down everything from fried chicken to BBQ.
84 pts.Wine Enthusiast: May, 2008
Spicy and rugged, with wild blackberry, mulberry, tobacco and bitter chocolate flavors, this everyday Zin is a great buy for a big party. It’ll go great with everything from buffalo wings and pizza to burgers and lasagna.
Food & Wine: September 1, 2009
Lodi — the source for this wine, though the label doesn’t mention it — has become known as a go-to region for good, inexpensive Zinfandels. This berry-rich bottling shows why.
Clear, dark reddish-purple with a ruby glint, this fresh and rather simple Zin breathes raspberry and blackberry scents, with a less appealing high-toned back note of volatile acidity. Juicy, jammy berry flavors are reminiscent of fruit compote, fruit-forward with sufficient acidity for balance. Simple, luscious, slightly sweet, it’s not a big-style Zin at just 12.5 percent alcohol, but that makes for a more approachable quaff. Apparently a non-vintage wine… I can’t find a year on the label.