Blackberry, anise and mineral aromas with suggestions of mulberry and briary spice against a toasted oak background; big on the palate, rich and broad with velvety fruit, supple tannin and a clean finish. Not simply a "fruit bomb" like many California Zins, this wine shows the firmness and freshness which are hallmarks of high-elevation fruit.
"Dense, layered and complex, offering blackberry, licorice, earth and loam aromas. Give the flavors time to unwind and you'll find sleekly defined currant, sage and smoky pepper, finishing with ripe but firm tannins. Best from 2010 through 2014. 1,329 cases made."