This is made from old vines originally planted in the 1920's and abandoned. Reclaimed around 20 years ago, these Zins are unique. Stylistically, they are middle of the road in terms of Zin. This vintage seems a bit lighter than others, but still quite excellent. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, spice and slight char. Medium bodied. On the palate, plenty of cherries, some black cherries and spice. A bit of black licorice. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and should continue to mature and drink well for another ten to fifteen years. Very food friendly, this is a great wine with pizza or burgers on the grill.