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 »

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  • Charles Krug Zinfandel Port NV

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    I'm European and I prefer the real deal from Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. This is not for me Read More

    Wine review by italiang


  • Returning to the theme of the thread, I received an e-mail from Limerick Lane, ... Blend--  2013 RRV Zinfande Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Gosh, Greg, that Burning Mouth Syndrime sounds very annoying, at the very ... ... ... guess, since there is no Zinfandel listed, here, I might struggle.  :-(   I might go for the Chalone PN or the Sterling Cab.  Neither of the whites would appeal to me.  I might also go for the Sparkle Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Peju Province Winery Zinfandel Napa Valley 2012

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    this is Very nice and i one time use this Read More

    Wine review by 1972791flatdwarka 1972791 flatdwarka


  • Peju Province Winery Zinfandel Napa Valley 2012

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    Baking spice and heat on the nose with dark and full blackberry flavors. Bursting with dark blackberry fruit and spice, zesty and full, with big bold flavors, black pepper and drying tannins. This is a great wine to bring for barbecue because it has the acidity and the tannin and the serious flavors to stand up to big food. Finishes eternally lo... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • It's Superbowl Sunday!  We started out this afternoon with a trip into ... ... a 2012 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel and a 2011 Domaine Serine Chardonnay.  I had pasta and Sandra made herself some type of fish.  It's all good here in Northern Virgini Read More

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  • Castoro Cellars Zinfandel Zinfusion Reserve 2012

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    All fruit, all the time. This is almost as fruity as cherry Kool-Aid. No tannin. No acid. No structure. No backbone. On the other hand, there are probably a lot of people out there who might like it. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • The PN was fine with the grilled portabello sandwich, Al.  In all honesty, ... ... my predilection towards Zinfandel with chocolate chip cookies has been mocked on this board more than once.Good job, by the way, on your white wine picks with shellfish.  I really don't think I can think of a red wine that I would prefer with shellfish.  I also ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • We all know where most of America will be on Super Bowl Sunday, watching the ... ... warm with a glass of Zinfandel, South American Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec. Italian Sausage and Grapes on a StickMakes 8 (recipe can easily be doubled) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil4 sweet Italian sausages2 cups seedless red or green grapes Heat the o... Read More

    From the article Super Bowl Sunday Kitchen Counter Tailgate


  • 2015 Bedrock Zinfandel Nouveau Esola Vyd Amador County Was able to source a couple bottles of this wine that was exclusively released to the restaurant biz  It's a Nouveau so no need to wait on it.Pours transparent ruby about 1/2 way between a pale Pinot Noir and a rosé. Nose is cherry lifesaver, red vines and walking into the front door of a fl... Read More

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  • 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


  • I am looking for this 92 kunde 2007 reserve century.

    Comment by 774183lilil 774183 lilil


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