45% Zinfandel, 36% Mourvedre, 12% Tempranillo, 7% Petite Sirah
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 96 points
Surprisingly tannic and structured for a wine that’s normally the most approachable and sexy, the 2012 Paderewski Vineyard checks in as a blend of 45% Zinfandel, 36% Mourvedre, 12% Tempranillo and 7% Petite Sirah. It possesses the classic chalky minerality of the vineyard to go with exotic perfumed notes of black raspberry, plums, brambly underbrush and assorted background meatiness. This all flows to a full-bodied, elegant and polished wine that has solid mid-palate depth and chewy, firm tannin on the finish. Give this a year or more in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2024.
Wine Spectator – 93 points
Bold and richly structured, this wine shows plenty of personality. Aromas of huckleberry, smoky mocha and herb lead to deep, ripe flavors of savory plum, black licorice and mineral. The tannins build power on the finish. Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2023.