As I write this after bottling day, the 2016 as a sleek shape and is unusually restrained, yet still a textural expression of Zinfandel. The typical stone-fruit thing (nectarine or Santa Rosa plum skin), some subtle spice to support the stone fruits and appropriate structure to keep everything reined in are all there. I think it is unlikely if not impossible to make this kind of wine if the material is not naturally headed in that direction. I seem to always call this the Zin that wants to dress up as Pinot Noir – and it looks really, really good that way. It has a very cleansing, mouth-watering finish and makes one want to have some (more) food. This is probably an inconsistent wine for those of us who want to lose a few pounds because we will want to eat more while at the table until the bottle is empty.