The Zins are much richer and probably better. I attended the ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) San Diego tasting March 22nd, and was generally impressed by the new and upcoming releases. Some seemed just a tad green--maybe some winemakers panicked and picked early--but overall it is a more rich, darkly fruity, and complex group of wines. Whereas forward, fruity Zins prevailed last year, the richer fruit has led to more use of oak (for example), yielding a different style of wine on average. On the downside, prices are up. Grab the cheaper 94's and 95's while you can.