The primary flavors of Zinfandel are jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry, and licorice. When you taste Zinfandel, it often explodes with candied fruitiness followed by spice and often a tobacco-like smoky finish.
Lighter in color than both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Light-body like Pinot Noir, but moderate tannin and high acidity make it taste bold. - WF