The 2010 Ravens Wood Zinfandel was my go-to wine when in a pinch. The 2011 version leaves me bewildered. Hollow, lacking fruit and just average. What little fruitiness I got was predominantly plum, with some cherry mixed it. There was a certain spice that overcame the fruit. Pepper and oak were evident and the lack of tannins apparent. I must have missed something here because this winery is consistent. Perhaps I had an off bottle. For around $9 it is usually a great QPR wine that works well for parties, BBQ’s and even the odd poker game. I did enjoy it somewhat, but was disappointed at the difference between vintages. I am reserving judgement on this one for a second tasting.