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90 "Smooth and plush, with tangy-edged cherry, berry, spice and toast flavors. Fleshy and bold, the wine remains quite lovely and fun to drink. Long at the end." --Wine Enthusiast Magazine



 "Rich and ripe, with spicy, jammy cherry flavors. Notes of currant, cranberry and pepper." --Santa Rosa Press Democrat



"Its ripe, handsomely berryish and creamy oak aromas are the stuff of superb Zinfandel, and those admirable traits continue at the front of the palate. It falls off a bit in the latter half, and its fruit becomes increasingly chocolatey with an edge of coarseness. Cellar aging will soften its finish." --Connoisseurs' Guide



2001 Zinfandel

Scherrer Vineyards

Sonoma County

0.61 T.A., 3.81 pH

14.3% alcohol

60% French oak

40% American oak

Barrel aged 8 months

Suggested cellaring: up to 4 years

Bottled August 27, 2002

Released July 1, 2003

750 cases produced




Silver, San Diego Wine Competition

Silver, New World International Wine Competition

Bronze, National Orange Show

Bronze, Riverside International Wine Competition

Bronze, West Coast Wine Competition

Bronze, Orange County Fair