Zinfandel

 

Name of varietal: Zinfandel
 
Common synonyms: Primitivo, Crljenak Kaštelanski (Croatia, believed to be its root), White Zinfandel, Zin, Blush, Zinfendal
 
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is likely the same grape as Zinfandel. In 2002, DNA testing proved that California Zinfandel has the same genetic structure as the Croatian Crljenak Kastelanski, which is likely its origin.
 
History of the grape: Zinfandel was originally brought over to the US from the Imperial Austrian plant collection by horticulturalist George Gibbs in 1820. There are records of a Boston, Massachusetts nursery selling “Zinfandal” vines for sale in the 1830s. During this time it had become a popular table grape in the Northeast. In the 1840s, it was transported to California during the Gold Rush. It became an abundant crop due to the ease in which it’s grown, requiring minimal pruning and no Read more »

View More

Popular Zinfandel wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Page 1 of 1,000

Zinfandel on Snooth

  • Limerick Lane Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Big volatile nose of dark fruit. On the tongue, not quite ripe blackberry and plum. Very serious tannin. Good acid. Interesting that sweetness from the fruit is detected on the edges of the rear of the tongue. Could probably be aged for many years. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Very nice wines you guys.  I do keep an eye out for the 2012 vintages of ... ... things like a 2012 Ridge Zinfandel (maybe 3 vineyards version) for around $60, so they weren't excessively priced.  I had a nice Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale beer while Sandra tried some type of frozen rose, then we followed that up with each of selecting a bourbon... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Callaway Coastal Hybrid Red Blend

    Snoothrank:

    great wine for every day drinking - smooth and full on the palate Read More

    Wine review by Dawny54


  • Limerick Lane 1910 Block Zinfandel 2014

    Snoothrank:

    An eminently likeable wine. Red berry and stone fruit on entry. Then some serious tannin jumps in. However, the fruit still lingers a bit. Very good acid content really helps this one become a winner. I think this might be a wine that will grow in complexity with several more years of aging. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Zinfandel is hit and miss depending on the winemaking style. Storage plays the biggest role in their ageability in my experience. I've recently had 80s vintage Zins that have been fresh and alive while some 2000s vintages hve been dead. Seghesios, like most Zinfandels for the most part, are built for early enjoyment and they use lots of American... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Tasting with my Team


  • RAZLAZL - EMARK may be a bigot, but he is a correct bigot.  Zinfandel is my go to for burgers also.  There are times that Malbec satisfies also. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum Raz.The easiest response to your question is Zinfandel.  Regulars here on the Forum know that I am a Zinfandel bigot, and they are probably rolling their eyes thinking, "There he goes again," but let's see what other recommendations you get.;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Recommend wines that pair well with hamburgers. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling ... ... ... Eden Valley05 Zeghesio Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Blend11 Heggies Botrytis Riesling&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Tasting with my Team


  • Woodwork Zinfandel 2013

    Snoothrank:

    This Zinfandel was bought for $4.99 on a closeout at Trader Joe's. It's normally supposed to be a roughly $15 bottle. At $5 it was a screaming bargain. It compares quite nicely to the zinfandels I've been getting for $4-$8 at Grocery Outlet on similar closeouts. I wish this were still available at Trader Joe's, as I would surely pick up a c... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Try 7 Deadly Zins Lodi Ca. Lots of berry and spicy excellent with rib eye steak and dark chocolate

    Comment by 2037782Snoother 2037782 2037782 Snoother 2037782


  • THIS PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTELY SMASHING.

    Comment by 1134302REDS 45 1134302 REDS 45


  • If you ever find yourself in Southern Italy, you can put this primitivo/zinfandel connection to the taste test at the Moio family wine operation in Mondragone. Check out their website, and then check out their wines! They generally cook up four or five different primitivi each year, with Maitico being the most expensive and 57 the mid-priced a...

    Comment by 656126mjapka 656126 mjapka


  • I also love Lodi Zifindales-OVZ, Deep Purple, Earthquake,Herman Walters Family Vine ,Campus Oak,Starry Night,are some. These are not from Lodi- Imortal Zin(better the next day),Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zifindal, Joel Goetz 2005 Zifindal,Robert Biale Vineyards Zifindale,Layer Cake Zifindale. Right now Taza Chocolate (Whole Foods, only make dar...

    Comment by 760568aliceoneal 760568 aliceoneal


  • If you love food & wine these Video reviews are refreshing and down to earth. Most recently Judit & Corina of Wine Dine TV just (August 29, 2011) released a video review of The Fanucchi Vineyards 2005 Old Vine Zinfandel They each rated it 4.8 out of 5. In this short clip they pop the cork, taste it, and describe & discuss the it & what it ...

    Comment by 46167Vine Master Fanucchi 46167 Vine Master Fanucchi


  • Gotta try SPEEDY CREEK from Knights Valley, Sonoma. Small lot estate winery right across from Peter Michael and mighty delicious (without the $$$)! Mountain fruit, rich berry taste and the perfect amount of spice. Great with food/bbq and equally good on it's own. A great social wine.

    Comment by 384270tutti vino 384270 tutti vino


  • I have been expirementinbg with various white zins and almaden is best bny taSTE TEST. hOWEVER THW LASAT TWO BOXES i OPENED HAD THE SIPGOT 0ON THE WRONMG SIDE4 OF THE BOX SO i HAD TO IOPEN THE BOX TAKE OPUT THE BAG AND REPOSITION IT SO i COULD USE THE SPOUT...tHE LATEST BOX WAS ENJOY BEFORE SEP 21, 2011 35510 16 18rl11

    Comment by 830087JBZCPINE 830087 JBZCPINE


  • that's some very good stuff.That is my best wine ever.I had some of that stuff right before my grandam ever past away.

    Comment by 494061drinkwine36 494061 drinkwine36


  • Zin lovers, gotta love the new generation of Zins coming out of Lodi...Check out Fields Family Wines www.fieldsfamilywines.com

    Comment by 222318lodiwino 222318 lodiwino


  • Rombauer Vineyards (Napa Valley, CA)....hands down the best and most flavorful Red Zinfandel you will ever try, I promise.

    Comment by 776777Rach1102 776777 Rach1102


1 2 3 4 5  ...  1000 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Zinfandel Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Zinfandel wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network