Inky purple in color, the 2009 Dry Creek Zin bursts with aromas of molasses, dried fruit, sappy blackberry, white pepper, and warm middle eastern spices. Your first sip brims of dark raspberry, black cherry, cola, tamarind, and dried plum. Then the flavors of baked blackberry pie, teriyaki beef jerky, cardamom, and clove spice linger on your mid-palate. On the finish, the dark dried black fruit comes back with hints of cedar, vanilla, and root beer. This is a Zinfandel lovers' Zin.