Serious Pinot Noir and red Burgundy fans seem to appreciate this style of Zinfandel more than they do the ‘super-ripe’ style currently in fashion. The texture and complexity of our wines from Dad’s vineyard are appealing and versatile both in youth as well as with maturity. At bottling this February, the 2001 vintage seemed very much like the 1999 vintage with densely-packed dark fruit. But I think this wine has even greater promise for the future. For those new to our wines, I would suggest consuming bottles of the generous 2000 OMV (some is still available) while allowing this profound 2001 to blossom. Those of you with past vintages in the cellar can enjoy the developing wines all the way back to 1991 (our first) during this time. Our Old & Mature Zinfandels age and develop consistently well and really do reward patience (or forgetfulness). This wine is a perfect example of this.