Actually, Pale Horse and anyonelese who is interested inthis thread, I just was brought a new Zin, I have never had made by Dash, from Alexander Valley. It is a really really nice wine.
Deep dark purple almost garnet, pink to the rim, stained tears, nose of dried plums, smoke,fig,dried blueberry and strawberry, vanillia and mocha. Dried spices and fruit, medium intesity, slight tannin concentration good mouth feel, some length on finnish and medium plus concentration. It hink this will cost more than a Ravenswood, but well worth it in quailty. If you are a zin guy, check this one out. it ws the 2003 vintage.