A bit too oaky and overripe for my taste. Those who like massive, thickly-fruity Zins with lots of new oak will like this better than I did.
Dark ruby with a hint of brick. Rich, very ripe nose: Sweet blackberry syrup and loads of smoky wood. Low-toned in the mouth, with inky flavors of dark, dry blackberry syrup, sweet oak, and graphite. Very low acidity and loads of body. Concentrated, but a bit overripe and out of balance (the label says 14.9% alc., which isn't that far over the top for Zin, but it tasted far riper than that). Very fine-grained tannin coats the mouth in the finish. B-. Was $15.57 at Spec's on Weslayan and Bissonnet.