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ADELAIDA Zinfandel Michael's Vineyard 2013
90 points. Vinous, Antonio Galloni - September 2015
"Glass-staining ruby. Fresh blueberry, boysenberry and mocha on the perfumed nose, with floral topnote and a hint of black pepper. Gently sweet, sappy and concentrated, with dark fruit flavors complemented by peppery spices and anise. Finishes spicy and very long, with an echo of cracked pepper and chewy tannins that come in slowly."
 
ADELAIDA Zinfandel Estate 2012
92 points. Year's Best Zin. Best Buy. Wine & Spirits Magazine - February 2015

"It's as sweet and plump as a bing cherry, carrying the intensity of Paso Robles sunshine into a structure that lasts on earth tones and energetic acidity. A ping of alcohol skitters behind the fruit like a tail of a comet. It's a rich red that manages to feel hearty and appetizing rather than bulky. Pour it at cellar temperature with pork sausages." Luke Sykora
Silver Medal Winner. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - 2015

ADELAIDA Zinfandel Michaels Vineyard RESERVE 2011
90 points. Wine Enthusiast - September 2014

"You’d never guess that this was rocking it so hard with 16.3% alcohol, as this wine achieves balance in the face of such boozy contents. The nose holds a blackberry core with rusty, spicier edges of star anise. These are followed by a palate of black cherry and cedar, with enough tannins to ensure evolving drinking until at least 2018." Matt Kettmann
91 points. Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jr. - August 2014
"A bright, brambly Zin, the 2011 Zinfandel Reserve Michael’s Estate Vineyard shows notions of black raspberry, new leather, rubber hose and tar in its medium to full-bodied, seamless and nicely balance profile. It’s already approachable, but I suspect it will evolve gracefully on its balance and freshness. Drink it anytime over the coming 6-7 years." Jebb Dunnuck
92 points. Tasting Panel, Anthony Dias Blue - June 2014
"Smooth an ripe with black raspberries, cassis and wilk blackberry; rich and balanced with juicy acidity and lovely complexity. 95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah."
Silver Medal winner. Central Coast Wine Competition - June 2014

ADELAIDA Zinfandel Michael's Vineyard 2011
90 points. Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jr. - August 2014

"Slightly more sweet and supple than the Reserve, the 2011 Zinfandel has outstanding aromatics and balance on the palate. Sweet cassis, black raspberry, mint and briary underbrush all come together nicely on the nose, and this medium-bodied, elegant Zinfandel will continue to impress over the coming 6-7 years as well." Jebb Dunnuck

ADELAIDA Zinfandel Michael's Vineyard 2010
92 points.  Wine Spectator - May 2013

"Powerfully structured but beautifully focused, with bold licorice and black cherry aromas and rich, dense blackberry, smoky caramel and cracked pepper flavors that finish with big but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2022.—T.F."
91 points. Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jr. - August 2013
"A big, boisterous effort, the 2010 Zinfandel Michael’s Vineyard is loaded with sweet red berry fruit, briar, herbes de Provence and spice-styled aromas and flavors. Straight up delicious, with medium to full-body, big texture and sweet fruit, it stays light and classy, and is a joy to drink. It should continue to deliver the goods for 4-5 years. Drink now-2018." Jeb Dunnuck

ADELAIDA Zinfandel Michael's 2008
90 Points. International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer - November/December 2011

"Bright ruby. A pungent bouquet evokes dark berries, tobacco and vanilla, with a spicy nuance gaining strength with air. Fresh and energetic on the palate, showing a velvety texture and juicy blackberry and cassis flavors. The smoky finish features very good clarity and bite."
                                                       
ADELAIDA Zinfandel Michael's Vineyard 2007
92 points. Wine Spectator - January 2010

"Briary, nicely focused and structured, with loamy clay and smoky berry on the nose and gutsy wild blackberry, cracked pepper and licorice flavors. Finishes with ripe tannins. "

ADELAIDA Zinfandel 2006
90 points. Wine Enthusiast - April 2009

"A rich, savory Zin that shows the softness and warmth of Paso Robles, with an exotic array of fruit and spice flavors. Waves of blackberries, cherries, mulberries, chocolate, licorice, and peppery spices mingle into a long, interesting finsh. Drink now through 2010 for youthful zest."
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