Three Wine Cellars is one of the most consistent, and consistently good, wineries out there. They don't try to do everything, but their reds from Contra Costa County's old immigrant-planted vineyards are delicious and food-friendly. This one is typically excellent. Ripe, balanced, and complex (for a Zin).
Youthful, very dark blackish ruby/violet. Really nice nose of ripe blackberry fruit, with hints of baking spices, warm sandstone, and high-toned wood smoke. Concentrated flavors immediately grip the palate, but it's not heavy. Rich blackberry fruit, dark minerality, and a long, clingy finish. Full, but no alcoholic hotness despite its 15.4%. A barely-perceptible level of very soft tannins add some nice physicality. A-. Drink over the next 2-3 years. Decent acids. Got this for $19 from wineaccess.com.