June 23, 2020 - full bodied, very jammy and full of fruit
June 13, 2020 - Dry Creek winner -- so good.
May 22, 2020 - The best zinfandel I've ever had was the 2002 Pezzi King Maple. This is not as good but not too far off and has the distinctive Maple vineyard character. It's got a lot of fruit at the moment but with complexity and length. Delicious. Ready.
April 27, 2020 - Favorite Armida zin.
April 2, 2020 - Fruitier than I would like. Maybe better toward end of drinking window.
November 29, 2019 - Dry Creek AVA forever!
March 13, 2019 - Very sweet and bold on the nose on the first pour, tasted bold and a bit sweet. However, this bottle turned after some air and it was much more tart and acidic on the nose and on taste.
November 17, 2018 - Comes across as earthy, hint of mushrooms. Not getting any prominent fruit notes. Seems balanced and overall well worth it for the price. Edit: might have served it too cold for the first glass. As it warmed there where nice dark fruit flavors.
October 29, 2018 - a light and not complex zin. pleasant with range of foods. drink now
October 27, 2018 - Picked up a 6-pack on a flyer from a BottleBarnInsder email offer. Fruity, extracted and a bit flabby. Would have liked a little complexity from 85+yr old vines but that’s kinda the house style (crowd favorite). Great burger wine w/ripe blackberry, boysenberry, medium plus texture and weight but kinda the same from beginning to end. @ $14.99 per there’s no concern with that. Cellaring won’t change this wine so enjoy now.