| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points (Jun 2014)
Blood red color. Offers understated aromas of blackberry, brambles, vines, green tea leaves. Pleasingly round, moderately tannic flavors include blackberry, black cherry, raspberry preserves. Not a fierce Zin, but one that’s gentlemanly and reserved. Hamburger-land for this one.
Wine Advocate 87 points (Dec 2014)
Slightly less concentrated and savory, but still meritorious is the 2012 Sin Zin, a broad, round, juicy Zinfandel revealing lots of briery, brambleberry fruit, good pepper and spice, soft tannins and 14.7% alcohol. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.