A solid, flavorful, if not elegant, Zin. Pretty decent value.
Nice, lively, dark ruby color. Nose shows good blackberry/boysenberry fruit, accompanied by a note of brown sugar and a rustic, slightly scorched earthy/minerally streak. Mouthfilling and chunky, with good flavor density. Dusty tannin coats the mouth as low-toned, low acid blackberry skin fruit and a peaty/iodiney/irony component fill the taste buds. Long and clingy. It's a rustic style of Zin, and far from elegant, but it was a pretty good value at $12.99 from Wines Til Sold Out (wtso.com). B. Would work very well with pasta with red meat sauces or red-sauced pizza.