It’s ripely assertive, with blackberry flavors. What makes it only acceptable is awkwardness everyplace else. The texture is syrupy, and while it’s bone dry, it has a cough mediciney flavor. The tannins are rugged and palate-scouring.
A wine like this makes me sad. Blessed by nature with the ability to ripen Zinfandel to perfection in this warm region, the winemaking is, let us say honestly, imperfect. The wine is syrupy sweet and cloying. The acids are much too low. And 15.5% alcohol makes for a hot mouthfeel with nothing to balance it out.