This 2016 Zinfandel has aromas of blackberry, anise and toasty oak. Flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, tar and spice. The dark fruit flavors give way to a spicy mid-palate. The tannins are soft, but enough to add a good backbone to this wine. The finish is very long. These hand picked grapes hail from the original vines that John Van Ruiten Sr. planted in 1952.