From Contra Costa, CA, this Zin is massively concentrated, blue/black in color and bursting with saturated fruit. It's nevertheless surprisingly agile, balancing its alcohol with well-preserved acidity. Aromas/flavors of blackberry compote, boysenberry, espresso, leather, and warm spice. It coats the palate without feeling syrupy—a feat made possible by old, low-production vines. Best paired with BBQ or a seared duck breast with a well-reduced sauce.