Nose/Aroma - Sweet brambly spice and cedar.
Palate/Flavors - Blackberry jam and pepper with touches of chocolate, toasted oak, and a certain earthiness. Pretty thin body, not quite enough acid; rather bitter and hot in the back though not very astringent.
Style - Hot-climate Zinfandel; lighter and spicier with a bit of extra alcohol.
Food Pairing - Something spicy like green curry with chicken (coconut curry with green chilies and Thai basil).
Comments- I loved the flavor profile of this wine, quite complex. Out of balance; a bit too thin and bitter for my taste, which signals to me this is probably passing its peak.