Zinfandel


2012 Zinfandel

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
96% Zinfandel | 2% Mourvèdre | 2% Syrah
Fermented in concrete tanks and one-ton bins
Aged for 16 months in 35% new French oak barrels and puncheons
269 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 94
One of my favorite Zins out there, the 2012 Zinfandel is another stunner that offers awesome blackberry, bramble, exotic spice, lavender, dried violets and licorice to go with a full-bodied, supple and sexy profile on the palate. It shows the up front nature of the vintage, yet is has building tannin, solid mid-palate depth and serious length, all of which tell me it’s going to evolve gracefully. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. – August 2013 (Jeb Dunnuck)

Wine Spectator | 92 - Top Wine of Tim Fish's Recommended California Zinfandels
Plush and ripe, but with a solid core of loamy acidity and sinewy tannins.  Aromas of baked cherry, licorice and wild flowers lead to rich flavors of wild berry, bitter chocolate and toast oak.  June 2015 (Tim Fish)

2011 Zinfandel

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
80% Zinfandel | 14% Syrah | 6% Tempranillo
Fermented in 75% concrete and 25% oak puncheons
Aged 16 months in 30% new French oak
199 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 94
Superb, the 2011 Zinfandel offers up rich, voluptuous aromas and flavors of crushed berries, bramble, spice and wild herbs to go with a medium to full-bodied, downright sexy profile on the palate.  Upfront and ready to go, it should continue to shine through 2019. Drink now-2019.  – August 2013 (Jeb Dunnuck)

Wine Spectator | 91
Intensely jammy but nicely focused, with ripe cherry and toasty spice aromas that lead to rich, layered, lingering blackberry, carmel and espresso flavors. – January 2014 (Tim Fish)

International Wine Cellar | 93
Inky purple.  Explosive black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by smoky Indian spice and potpourri qualities.  Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering sweet blueberry and boysenberry flavors that are enlivened by juicy acidity.  Supple tannins give shape to the strikingly persistent finish, which strongly echoes the smoke and blueberry notes. – November/December 2013 (Josh Raynolds)

Rhone Report | 92-95 (barrel sample)
Also outstanding and a serious effort, the 2011 Epoch Estate Wines Zinfandel Paderewski Vineyard has loads of potential.  Made from a blend of 80% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, and 6% Tempranillo that was aged in 40% new French oak, it delivers a deep, layered profile of plum and blackberry fruit, spice-box, licorice, bramble, and meat juice aromas and flavors to go with a full-bodied, fresh, and focused palate.  Very well done, with integrate acidity and firm tannin, it will require short term cellaring on release, and have over a decade of total longevity.  - (Jeb Dunnuck)

Vinous | 91-93 (barrel sample)
The 2011 Zinfandel is drop-dead gorgeous in this vintage. Rich, layered and deeply expressive, the 2011 stands out for its compelling, unique personality. In 2011, the Zinfandel is endowed with tons of Paderewski personality, while varietal notes lie more in the background, partly because of a blend that includes 14% Syrah and 6% Tempranillo. – July 2013 (Antonio Galloni)

 

2010 Zinfandel

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
83% Zinfandel | 14% Syrah | 3% Tempranillo
Aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels and puncheons
129 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 93
The 2010 Zinfandel flows from the glass with layers of intensely perfumed dark fruit, mint, flowers, anise and spices.  Zinfandel seems to do very well in this site.  The 2010 is 83% Zinfandel co-fermented with 14% Syrah and 3% Tempranillo, an approach that works beautifully here.  This is a wine with tons of personality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.  – (Jeb Dunnuck)

Wine Spectator | 92
Rich and ripe, with baked berry pie and rose petal aromas and fleshy, layered flavors of black cherry, mocha, and toasty oak that linger on the finish.  A bold style many will love.  Drink now through 2020.  – (Tim Fish)

Rhone Report | 94
Also one of the top Zinfandel's out there, the 2010 Epoch Estate Wines Zinfandel Paderewski Vineyard is a classic Zinfandel that stays classy and, dare I say, elegant.  Possesssing a deep purple color, it delivers knockout aromas and flavors of blackberry pie, mincemeat, spice, flowers, and hints of pepper on the nose.  This flows to a full-bodied, concentrated Zin that has no hard edges, superb freshness, and a well-focused, structured finish.  A single block blend of 83% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, and 3% Tempranillo that was aged in 30% new French oak, it is beautiful stuff that will drink well for upwards of a decade, although I see no reason to delay gratification!  – (Jeb Dunnuck)

Vinous | 93
The 2010 Zinfandel flows from the glass with layers of intensely perfumed dark fruit, mint, flowers, licorice and spices. Zinfandel seems to do very well in this site. The 2010 is 83% Zinfandel co-fermented with 14% Syrah and 3% Tempranillo, an approach that works beautifully here. This is a wine with tons of personality. – August 2012 (Antonio Galloni)

International Wine Cellar | 92
Inky Purple.  Heady aromas of blackberry, blueberry licorice, and candied violet, with a spicy topnote.  Then dense, sappy and concentrated, with powerful dark fruit flavors given spine by juicy acidity.  Finishes long and sweet, with impressive energy and molten, fully absorbed tannins.  – (Josh Raynolds)

 

2009 Zinfandel

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
94% Zinfandel | 6% Mourvèdre
Aged for 20 months in 30% new French oak
209 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 94
The 2009 Zinfandel is drop-dead gorgeous.  Blackberries, blueberries, flowers, spices and leather are some of the notes that take shape in the glass in this sumptuous wine.  I especially admire the wine’s striking inner perfume and dazzling balance.  Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.  – (Antonio Galloni)

Wine Spectator | 93
Bold and muscular, this is not for the faint of heart, but it’s so rich and well-structured that it hooks you, with aromas of blackberry and mocha leading to ripe, dense huckleberry, bitter chocolate and spice flavors.  Drink now through 2017.  – (Tim Fish)

Rhone Report | 94
A totally gorgeous Zinfandel that‟s possibly the best example of this variety I've tasted, the 2009 Epoch Estate Wines Zinfandel Paderewski Vineyard delivers a stunning array of black and blue fruits, bramble, licorice, exotic spice, and meaty aromas on the nose.  Despite the intensity and upfront nature here, this serious wine has both complexity and depth.  Full-bodied, perfectly balanced, with solid mid-palate depth, a seamless, decadent texture, and a finish that has you looking for another glass, this knockout bottling has everything you would look for in a Zin, and then some.  It should continue to shine for 5-8 years, if not quite a bit longer.  – (Jeb Dunnuck)

Interntational Wine Cellar | 92
Bright purple.  Intense aromas of dark berries, violet and woodsmoke, with higher-pitched mineral and spice nuances building with air.  Juicy, incisive and spicy in the mouth, offering fresh blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a touch of cola.  The spiciness repeats on the very long finish, which features notes of candied violet and rose.  The smooth tannins of this wine will make it drinkable soon.  – (Josh Raynolds)

 

2008 Zinfandel

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
100% Zinfandel
Aged 12 months in 60% new French oak barrels
114 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Spectator | 91
Muscular and well-structured, exhibiting floral blackberry and bitter chocolate aromas that follow through to intense flavors of black cherry, toasty vanilla and black olive, all wrapped in ripe but firm tannins.  Best from 2013 through 2017.  – (Tim Fish)

International Wine Cellar | 91
Inky ruby.  Explosively perfumed aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, incense and a wild note of apricot. Smells and tastes like a syrah, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors and notes of candied violet, apricot pit and succulent herbs.  Sappy and precise on the finish, which strongly repeats the floral note.  This is pretty irresistible right now.  – (Josh Raynolds)
 

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