The 1997 vintage is a classic Zinfandel from the Niebaum-Coppola Estate. The fruit ripened late in the harvest season making it uniform with bright and dynamic aromas. The 1997 Pennino is one of the most charming and engaging wines that this property has ever made. Aromas are dominated by inviting ripe, red, spicy Zinfandel fruit and toasty vanilla spice from new American oak barrels. The palette is soft and concentrated with flavors of briary black fruit, nutmeg and allspice. The wine has an incredibly supple texture that upholds the core of fruit flavors through its lengthy and persistent finish.