Deep ruby-purple in the glass, the 2016 Zinfandel Cassata Vineyard opens with some reductive aromas that dissipate fairly quickly, segueing to peach and apricot jam, blackberry pie, sweet spices, pipe tobacco, turned earth, graphite and savory herbs with red fruit sparks. Full-bodied, it's dense and rich in the mouth with intense, minerally fruits, fine, grainy tannins and lip-smacking freshness, finishing very long. 93/100
JebDunnuck.com: 95/100 Mostly destemmed and brought up in 25% new French oak, the 2016 Zinfandel Cassata Vineyard is one of the riper, more rounded, sexy wines in the lineup. Cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice, graphite, and hints of baking spices all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, powerful effort that stays beautifully balanced and elegant on the palate. It's an incredibly completely, voluptuous wine to drink over the coming 8-10 years.