Once again, essentially only those who bought this as futures will have the pleasure of drinking it at home. This has revealed more of its structure than it did in August, which portends long life in the cellar, not unlike what the 1999 vintage did. It still has the signature stone-fruit character, but it has more depth and serious structure than some other recent vintages which should reward moderate patience. I will pour it at the open house to economize on your cellar and tease those who did not order it last August. That’s OK — there’s plenty good Zinfandel available in this offering. There are some bottles of 2005 Shale Terrace lurking about the cellar that are available as well — just ask.