92 points/'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "Offering tremendous value for the quality, this wine is blended with 19% Petite Sirah. Tart, tangy red fruit, from plum to cherry, layers over undertones of baking spice, cigar box and crushed herb. It's a full-bodied and richly textured red. Alcohol 14.5%. (Dec 2021)"
91.8 points CellarTracker.com community score.
91 points Wine Spectator: "A briary old-school Zin, with lively blackberry, licorice and toasty underbrush flavors that zip along toward the snappy finish. Drink now through 2029. (11/30/21)"
Producer notes: "To preserve the tradition and “heritage” of old Zinfandel vineyards, cuttings from a pre-Prohibition era vineyard were grafted onto phylloxera-resistant rootstock. Then, for several years we worked diligently to screen and propagate virus-free vines that would ultimately produce a crop. The 2019 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and wonderfully balanced. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of boysenberry, black cherry and raspberry with nuances of toasty cedar, warm spices and cocoa powder. On the palate, brambly flavors of dark berries come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by deeper notes of mocha, white pepper and wild sage brush. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidity and excellent structure. Enjoy with grilled meats, Italian sausage, pizza and barbeque!"