Extremely concentrated flavors of blackberry, cassis, mocha and sassafras explode in your mouth. The aromas are similar, but with a high-toned, perfumed/floral edge to them. The rich, mouth-coating tannins give way to a long jammy finish that is clean, balanced and refreshing.
"The 2006 Zinfandel Forchini Vineyard (14.6% alcohol) has a dense ruby/purple color, a fabulous concentration of black fruits intermixed with camphor, pepper, seaweed, and charcoal. It is a beautiful wine that is earthy, full-bodied, and impressively pure."
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Roomfilling bouquet offers kirsch, blackberry, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and dried flowers. Deeply concentrated red and dark berry compote flavors coat the palate and are gently framed by soft tannins. Picks up bitter chocolate and candied licorice on the long, weighty finish. There's nothing shy about this zin, which I'd serve with strongly flavored foods, even ripe or blue cheeses."
International Wine Cellar