Rubicon Estate Zinfandel Rutherford Edizone Pennino 2007
94 points Wine Enthusiast: ...Shows all the briary, brambly, wild berry and spice character you could ask for, in a wine that's balanced and, in its own way, elegant despite high alcohol. Just floods the mouth with blackberry jam, blueberry tart, anise and freshly crushed black pepper flavors. Best now in its flamboyant youth. An Editors' Choice. (May 2010)
Dense earthy, smoky and woodsy aromas escape the glass to fill the nose, accompanied by floral, leather, caramel, and dark fruit scents, including prune, plum, blackberry, cherry, dewberry, mulberry and red candy. Palate is given a thick velvety texture by substantial tannins that support a smorgasbord of flavors, including cherry, blackberry, mulberry, plum, raisin, and prune, spiced with cloves and leather, and sustained by a delightful acidity.