A big, dark low-toned, intensely-flavored, and significantly-oaked Zinfandel. Not my favorite style, but still, very well done.
Fully-saturated, plasma-like, black ruby-crimson. Low-toned nose of smoky sandstone and earth, minerals, dark blackberry skins, and espresso roast coffee. Dense flavors immediately coat the mouth, with chocolatey-dark berry flavors and a lot of graphite-inflected minerals. Dense and large-boned. Loads of soft tannin and very full body. Drink this one in mid-winter with a winey stew and it will shine. B+. Was $27 from WineAccess.com.
(Sorry, 2007 shown.)