Deep, dark fruit (ripe raspberry) with pepper and sweet toasted oak jump out of the glass. The fruit continues on the palate...but gives way (sorta) to the spice you'd expect from this grape. A long and layered finish - with soft tannins keep everything in balance.
'16 the standard
This is certainly not your "standard" Zinfandel from Lodi. A more restrained fruit profile (like something you might find out of Dry Creek over in Sonoma) shares the stage with the spice that makes this grape so fun. The wine was aged for nearly 20-months in French and American oak barrels. The final alcohol content is 14.3% by volume and a total of 116 cases were produced.