Time to drink up. Not enough acidity and structure to overcome the high alcohol. The fruit is there, but it's starting to become become flabby. There are some secondary flavors emerging such as cinnamon, black pepper, raisins and leather, but it's out of balance. A bit too Port-like.
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(Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Black Chicken, Napa Valley) The Black Chicken is typically co-fermented with as much as 5% Petite Sirah, creating a multidimensional profile of incredibly deep raspberry and blueberry, verging on framboise. The luscious texture is almost chocolatey in richness and consistency. Special Report: Napa Valley Zinfandel
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