Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 95-97pts:
Coming from an older vineyard planted next to Dick Boushey’s Bushy Vineyard, Smith’s
2013 MCK (this stands for Motor City Kitty) is inky colored and off-the-charts good, with
layers of black fruits, olive tapenade, crushed rock and pepper. Massive, full-bodied,
decadent and voluptuous, it’s certainly not for those craving lightweight aromas and
flavors and dishes out immense pleasure. I think they almost give this away (it’s priced
somewhere around 35 buckets), but don’t let price fool you, this is an incredible wine.
Wine Enthusiast 91pts "Editors Choice":
Don't be fooled by the Washington label. This is Yakima Valley fruit coming from a site next to esteemed Boushey Vineyard. Aromas of fresh herbs, brown stems, red fruit, graphite, bacon fat and orange peel lead to a mouthful of generous fruit flavors. The finish persists.
Wine & Spirits 92 Points First produced by the Wetzel family in 1978, Sin Zin now comes from vineyards throughout Alexander Valley, from the valley floor to the benchlands and...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Points Bright red. Spicy dark berries and cola on the deeply scented nose. Plush and appealingly sweet, offering juicy blackberry and peppery spice flavors...
Connoisseurs' Guide 92pts From the winemaker: Bright aromas of raspberry, currant and fresh plum explode from the glass, and draw us toward flavors which are similarly bright and possess amazing...