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Lisa Priest
January 27, 2023 | Wines | Lisa Priest

What a year for top scores!

Wow, What A Year!

We are SO excited to share some incredible reviews for our wines—hot off the press! We are thrilled with the high praise and accolades we just received from Wine Enthusiast, Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine and Jeb Dunnuck for the Bella lineup. It is incredible to see our zinfandels at the top of the field!

And so, we are starting off 2023 with a BANG with our February wine club release: the heavy-hitter 2019 Rocks Edge zinfandel. Rated 94 points and deemed a cellar selection by Jim Gordan of the Wine Enthusiast: 
"Dense and layered ... deep blackberry, raspberry, wood char and grilled herb flavors, with firm tannins and a full body. Black pepper, grilled beef and dark-chocolate notes build on the palate and linger long on the finish."

Other top reviews from 2022:

2017 Barrel 32 zin | 93 points | Jeb Dunnuck
“Notes of cedar, pepper, and blackcurrant … fleshy and full, the palate has fresh black plum, lavender, and dried apricot.”

2019 The Sailor + The Cow zin | 93 points | Wine Enthusiast
"Rich … full-bodied, dense and yet velvety-feeling wine. It is generous, deep and long on the finish."

2018 Lily Hill Estate zin | 94 points | Wine Enthusiast
“Smooth and polished … brilliant black-cherry flavors, moderate tannins, good acidity and a welcome sense of depth and concentration.”

2019 DuPratt Vineyard zin | 94 points | Editor’s Choice | Wine Enthusiast
“Bold and complex wine…laced with herb and spice aromas from thyme to rosemary and wood smoke, on top of vivid blackberry and black-cherry flavors … full body and grippy mouthfeel … black-pepper and wild-sage kick in on the finish.”

2018 Rocky Ridge zin | 95 points | Cellar Selection | Wine Enthusiast
“Fresh blackberries and cracked black pepper…darker, more meaty and savory on the palate … mouth-filling texture and lingering finish … outstanding expression of site and varietal.”

2019 Block 10 zin | 93 points | Wine Enthusiast
“Toast, cedar and clove meet dark and deep blackberry flavors in this full-bodied wine. The mouthfeel is rich and broad.”

2018 Florence Vineyard zin | 92 points | Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine
“Wonderfully well-balanced … concentrated fruit from first sniff to finish … a bit of dusty soil complexity at every stop … carefully crafted … its fruit bright and buoyant.”


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