The wine itself is a brilliant medium ruby. Ripe, meaty and dark, it is the most intense Old Vine in years. Scents of cherry, spiced plum and clarified butter are supported by a deeper core of jammy fruit. On the palate, the wine is rich and concentrated, with chocolate and chestnut flavors and a long, smooth textured finish. Its wonderful now, but will continue to gain complexity in the bottle. IF you have never been a zin fan, this may be the one to change your mind!!! AND, if you are a zin fan, this will open up new horizons in finesse- its not just for barbeque anymore!!