The blend is Zinfandel and Syrah. The wine shows its warm-climate origins in exceptionally ripe fruit and and the briary, brambly character of Dry Creek Zin. The blackberry and cherry flavors have an intense spiciness of nutmeg, cinnamon, white pepper and Chinese five-spice. The tannins are thick. Full-bodied, hot in alcohol and a little heavy, it's ready to drink now.