This wine is as significant to our portfolio as the Old & Mature Vine Zinfandel from the family’s vineyard. It is an illustration of blending beautiful things to create even more stunning beauty. This is the first vintage of this wine that I left in barrel on its initial lees after pressing for the entire 20-something month rest in barrel. I like the way the texture is somewhat enhanced and the elements are more thoroughly integrated. Orange peel and red fruits are front and center with some plumminess following. Nice medium body with very smooth texture is counterbalanced by appropriate structural acidity and tannin. It is just barely entering ‘the happy place’ and I am thrilled about its trajectory.