This is a viscous and juicy wine that does not require a lot of aging to please you. Obviously ripe but without going overboard the wine is loaded with the ?essence? of Zin-wild berries, dark cherries and strawberries typical for Dry Creek Zins. The oak contributes aromas of spice, toast and slight vanilla- chocolate with a bit of a brown sugar. On the palate the wine is full, soft and finishes fresh and juicy. At the time of these notes the wine is very young and tightly focused with good structure but with aging it will become more generous and rewarding.