The 2006 OMV Zinfandel has exceeded my expectations. I am quite pleased with the choices made at harvest, which allowed the wine to settle into its vintage-determined balance, rather than some numerical stereotype. With its typical mixture of blue, red and black fruits, it has uncommon depth and texture that should satisfy die-hard Zin lovers. But it has a mysterious side too, and a mild earthiness and structure that promises long life in the cellar. It also offers great satisfaction for Pinot Noir enthusiasts, due in part to its balance and flexibility with food.