2006 Dashe "Florence Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Here’s a robust, sinfully rich Zinfandel that’s bursting at the seams with flavor. Explodes in the mouth with blackberries, cherries, black raspberries, chocolate, licorice, butterscotch and pepper. But it’s no mere fruit bomb, with beautiful acids and tannins providing structure. Drink now." (04/09) 91 points and two stars from the Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: "Sweet and downright seductive with its concentrated aromas of caramel, blackberries and spice, this very rich, moderately full-bodied effort is uncannily well-balanced for the weighty wine that it is. Ripe, but never over the top, it is a big Zin meant to go with big foods, and its combination of strength and real fruity richness tag it as a sure winner with the likes of long-simmered, well-seasoned pork stews." (01/09) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "The sheer mass of this wine is impressive, a sleek and generous bath of violet-scented fruit. It's rich rather than fresh, and though ripened to this substantial scale, it's not hot with alcohol. Decant a bottle for braised lamb shoulder."