This 2011 has thick brambly blackberry fruit with pepper, anise, clove, and other exotic spices. Yields are always incredibly low at about 2 tons per acre. Harvest was on October 7th and October 13th. Fat and mouth-filling with great persistence on the palate. Like all our EASTON Zinfandels, this wine was aged in exclusively French oak. The 2011 vintage will hold well for 5-10 years.