From the excellent (near perfect?) 2012 vintage in California. This Zin comes from the Mauritson family's Rockpile Ridge Vineyard, which is located at 1,200 feet in elevation, with sun exposures ranging from southeast to northwest and nine distinctive blocks of Zin. From the winery: " On the nose, there is concentrated dark fruit which is complemented by mineral notes and the subtleties of French oak. Fresh raspberry and baked fruit dominate the front palate giving way to subtle flavors of rose hip and baking spice. The tannins are velvety and broad, ushering in a generous mouth feel. The depth and structure of the wine is indicative of the ideal growing season. The finish is prototypical of Rockpile: long and vibrant. Full bodied with balanced acidity, this wine will age gracefully for the next 7-10 years."