The Mara Marquise Reserve (Luvisi Ranch) Napa Valley "Old Vine" Zinfandel has the color of deep red cranberry. The appearance is bright and jewel-like with a nice medium glycerin texture down the side of the glass. The nose is of cherry, raspberry, mineral of stones and slate with spice and a touch of anis. Inside the mouth the wine is soft textured with nice weight, good acid, vanilla cream and spice. The aftertaste has a ripe cherry impression with vanilla, walnut and toast flavors. The acidity is very nice and will age nicely for the next 6 to 8 years. This "Old Vine" Zinfandel longs for spicy foods and baby back ribs.