Deep garnet in color. The nose takes twenty minutes to open and then shows black cherries, raspberries and spice. Medium to full bodied. Medium tannins. Nice black cherry fruit on the palate. Some vanilla. The finish builds but it does have some heat. Leaning toward the bigger side of Lodi Zin but not all the way there. Very pleasant. This should be consumed in the next five years. A nice wine with a burger or comfort food like mac and cheese.