A modern field blend of cofermented Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane, Alicante, and mixed Blacks. 40% new wood. Big and leafy at first on the nose then turning dark and spicy with notes of carob, sweet dates, red plum pudding, cigarette ash, a touch of wood spice, flowers, boysenberries and just a touch of oystershell. Big yet silky in the mouth with a rush of dark fruits and big tannins over the mid-palate that leads to a spicy finish with notes of pumpkin pie spices, caramel and buttery cookie tones. This is a bit short on the finish and lacks the level of integration found on the Single Vineyards Zins at this point and should improve over the short term.