This drinks like an old school Zinfandel. It took some time to open and then drank quite well. It is not a fruit bomb. Deep ruby in color. Really a very interesting color for a Zinfandel. On the nose this has nice cherries with a peppery quality to it. Very concentrated. On the palate, this is also concentrated. Layers of cherries, black cherries and warm earth. Some pepper on the finish. This is great on its own or with food as well. Seems like it should last a decade as its "claret" qualities come out. A pleasure to taste. Better on day 2.