The 2000 Zinfandel is a full-bodied, California style wine with loads of fruit and spice. We used 95% American oak, of which 70% was new to balance the forward fruit. The 5% French Oak was all new Burgundy barrels, which adds a light vanilla-cream to the wine. This wine displays raspberry and black cherry aromas and flavors, as well as nutmeg and cinnamon. This wine is superb with heavier sauces, such as spicy marinara.