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Arpad’s Selection Zinfandel Reviews

Score: 91 | June 29, 2018 | Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Zinfandel Arpad's Selection has a wonderfully fragrant nose of cherry compote, raspberry preserves and baked plums with suggestions of Chinese five spice, roses and underbrush. The palate is led by a taut structure of chewy tannins and crisp acid supporting the spicy baked berry flavors, finishing long and earthy.

Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: 90 | July 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Juicy and brightly layered despite its ripeness and soft density, this shows rich strawberry and raspberry flavor, wrapped in leathery earth.

Score: 90 | March 1, 2017 | Wine Advocate

Medium ruby purple in color, the 2014 Zinfandel Arpad's Selection is scented of dried mulberries, prunes, blackberry preserves and fruitcake with a waft of dusty earth. Big, beautiful and full-bodied, it offers tons of dried berry and spice box flavors with a good amount of velvety tannins and lively acid to support, finishing with excellent persistence.

Score: 91 | January 11, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Loaded with cracked pepper aromas and flavors, defined by a balanced structure and boasting accents of ripe cherry and raspberry, plus smoky licorice. Drink now through 2026.—T.F

Score: Gold | November 30, 2016 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: 90 | June 30, 2016 | Wine Spectator

Ripe, soft and easy to quaff. Aromas of raspberry, spice and mocha combine with jammy cherry, licorice and anise flavors. –TF

Score: 89 | April 1, 2015 | Wine Enthusiast

Soft, approachable tannins frame the red berry exuberance that marks this Zin, a medium-bodied expression of enjoyable vanilla and cinnamon swirls. The power in the wine is sizable yet well-managed.

Score: 89 | January 13, 2015 | Wine Advocate

A noteworthy effort, the 2012 Zinfandel Arpad’s Selection is an exuberant Zin (15.5% alcohol) with a dark ruby color, lots of briary berry fruit, earth, pepper and spice characteristics, a complete, full-bodied mouthfeel, excellent purity and abundant richness as well as depth. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.

Score: Silver | February 6, 2014 | American Fine Wine Competition