Wine Advocate 90 points - While I thought the 2011 Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles was too herbaceous to be recommended, I would not hesitate to drink the spicy, peppery, cherry and red and blue fruited 2011 Zinfandel Paso Robles. With 14% Petite Sirah included in the blend, it is a tank-fermented, naked, unmanipulated expression of Zinfandel fruit from California’s Central Coast offering plenty of crunchy berry fruit. Enjoy it over the next 12-18 months.
2011 FOXGLOVE ZINFANDEL
"Superb, with loads of character, the 2011 Zinfandel delivers beautiful bramble, potpourri and spice-driven aromatics, medium-bodied richness and real depth and class; the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years. Drink now-2017." Jeb Dunnuck Wine Advocate 90 points
In 1980, twin brothers Jim and Bob Varner began their labor of love when they planted Spring Ridge Vineyards in Portola Valley in the northern part of the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation. Located 10 miles from the ocean, Spring Ridge is made up of several separate blocks of vines, each with its own microclimate and soil difference. The vineyard has been dry farmed and hand-hoed since 1988. Insecticides have never been used, nor fertilizers. The grapes are hand-harvested only in the morning into small lug boxes to allow natural cooling of the juice.