Martella's 2012 Zinfandel is a delightful, young wine. The aromatics are a mix of bright, sweet strawberry, tropical fauna and a bit of leather and tar. There is so much vitality, playfulness and character in this wine. Being a 2012, it never had much time to get too serious in the barrel. That said, this is a great wine to really learn and get a sense of what the Zinfandel grape is all about as there are not many distractions to disguise its true nature. This is a perfect wine to sip, share with friends, and it would be delicious paired with a Thanksgiving menu.