A unique style of Zinfandel. But it's pretty good and not very expensive.
Startling light color for a Zin. Basically a medium light ruby. The first night, the nose was kind of funky, throwing off some stewed prune and acetate notes. But the next night was much better. There was a melange of superripe blackberry, fragrant baking spices, and warm sandstone. Full-bodied and loose-jointed in the mouth, maybe lacking a bit of focus and concentration, but with lots of minerally blackberry fruit swimming around. A bit of heat shows through in the finish (it's 15% for Pete's sake), but it's not out of balance. Drink over the next year. This would be very nice with winey beef stews and pot roasts. B/B+. Was $14.99 at Total Wine in Fairfax.