The 2010 Estate Zinfandel is a fan favorite here at Hansen Vineyards. This particular Zinfandel is not like most California Zins, which vary from having a big peppery flavor or being abundantly fruity in the finish. The 2010 Estate Zinfandel is extremely soft, has the slightest hint of spice without being overly fruity. Grapes selected for this Zinfandel came from 100 year-old vines that are dry-land farmed and grafted to 15 year-old root stock. The soil where the vines are grown is what makes the Estate Zinfandel different than our Marquis Zinfandel. With a soil consisting primarily of shale and limestone, there is very little additional nutrients to provide a robust flavor to the grapes. Which is perfectly fine with us. This is an amazingly simple Zinfandel that is smooth and easy drinking and we believe to be a true winner.