Score: 92 | August 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
This is dazzlingly rich and delicious. It swamps the mouth with ripe blackberry and cherry jam, cassis liqueur, chocolate and sweet new oak flavors, wrapped into fine tannins, and brightened with just-in-time acidity. High alcohol creates some heat, and it’s not an ager, so drink now–2015.
Score: 92 | July 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
Though DeLoach's Lake County Zinfandel-- a regular in the producer's line-up of prominent wines-- is a departure of form in its big boned nature, it is entirely in keeping with its sister wines in terms of balance. Fragrant and spicy, with a depth of blackberry fruit, the finish is long and satisfying. This is a fine food-pairing with wine. - VB
Score: 91 | June 15, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Features beautiful cherry, raspberry and floral aromas and flavors matched to a silky texture. Harmonious and vibrant, with a long, juicy finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. 70 cases imported. –BS
Score: 90 | June 15, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Zesty and ripe, but balanced by a solid core of acidity and tannins. Aromas of dried cherry and licorice open to briary plum, toasty sage and cracked pepper flavors. For those who like them soft and jammy. - T.F.