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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  • Fritz Cellars Zinfandel 2002

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  • Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2004

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  • Porter Creek Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2004

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  • I've gotten a few questions from both consumers and producer about this GTi since Grenache is one of the world's greatest blending grapes. Well rest assured that we are equal opportunity imbibers here at Snooth and are interested in any wine that gives you your Grenache fix! To start us off allow me to run straight for the southern Rhone and wri... Read More

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  • Paradux 2001

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  • Okay, i have sitting here on my rack some sweet wines and ports (love them), ... ... NZ3) Dashe Late Harvest Zinfandel 2007 Dry Creek Valley, CA 4) Kistler Sonoma Coast 'Les Noisetiers' 2004 Chardonnay 5) Cappella Sant'Andrea Vendemmia 2004 Rialto Vernaccia di San Gimignano (italy)6)Blanck Gewurztraminer Veilles Vignes, Alsace Grand Cru 20... Read More

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  • Bogle Zinfandel Old Vine California 2007

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    Purply, red hue. Dark fruit with a bit of sweetness on the nose, nice! Long slow legs down the side of the glass. Velvety, with oaky tannins but ends with a hint of soft fruit. Only drawback, it's a bit hot on the finish. 14.8% alcohol. Whew! Read More

    Wine review by dkmrd5


  • Seghesio Family Zinfandel Rockpile Dry Creek Valley 2007

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    Flat Out Amazing. Seghesio will never disappoint. They will impress even the biggest wine snob. Read More

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