This is a good wine. But, it did not meet expectations. These expectations were caused by the wineries reputation; they make some great wines, and the price; $65 for a bottle of Zinfandel is a good chunk of change. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, slight spice, slight char. On the palate, this is simple on one dimensional. Nice black cherry fruit. Some depth but not really showing much other than fruit. Drank over two days, it was better on day 1. Its a fine Zinfandel but there are hundred if not thousands that provide this quality for one third the price. Stick to their whites and Rhone blends which are superb.