The raspberry and dried cherry aromas are made more complex by black pepper and nutmeg spices, with hints of violets. The fruit flavors are intense in the mouth of this rich wine. The tannins are smooth enough to drink now, but the wine has the balance and structure to improve with 5 or so years of aging. This zinfandel lingers on the palate with more fruit on the finish. The 2002 Napa Valley Zinfandel is a very pretty wine so invite some friends and loved ones over and open a bottle.