Trader Joe's has another great, inexpensive Zinfandel. I like the Old Moon 2003 California Old Vine Zinfandel ($6 per bottle) almost as much the Quivira 2000 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel they carried for all too brief a time for $5 per bottle two years ago.
I can't find any web site for Old Moon, nor any photos of the wine, but here's the description on the label:
Made with fruit from vines 35 to 70 years old, this Zin has a luscious nose of spice and black cherry, revealing plum and cherry flavors with a hint of vanilla on a finish of soft tannins. Pair this Zinfandel with equally strong flavors like blue cheese, rib-eye steak and roast beef.
Ah, now I know why I like it so much: it's "chewy", according to this description from Wine Slob:
Chewy describes this one well. It's a bloody slab of wine, maybe not the best cut, but not the bottom of the menu either. There's a bit of black pepper on the nose (stashed in the back) and flavors of pie filling and old raisins. This wine is thick and will make you work. Have fun!