Wine experts say this White wine delivers as advertised as it`s dry, creamy, smooth and bone-dry. The `04 is no exception. It starts with subtle apple and stone fruit aromas, then delivers medium acidity and a fresh, refreshing feel. With its good score, there`s the impression of sweetness to which some nectarine and almond flavors are compared, and which, in turn, add up the tannins. Drink this wine now. Earthy, woody berry aromas are spicy and a bit green. This is a thick, thick, oaky Chardonnay, with blackened, stewed flavors of beef stew and raisin. That said, it`s still pretty tannic, with a chewy, succulent bite that`s the backdrop for intense, long-lasting finish. Drink through 2020. Impressive for a $12 Old Vine Zin, this wine is spicy and full of mushrooms that get the full benefit of the winemaking techniques employed.