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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  • Cigar Zin Zinafandel 2012

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    Wine review by pjazzy


  • Zin-Phomaniac Zinfandel Lodi 2015

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    Wine review by Pecos4


  • Paul Dolan Vineyards Zinfandel Mendocino County 2015

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    Woody pencil shaving and ripe blueberry and raspberry fruit aromas. Spicy, bold and assertive with black strap molasses and blackberry preserve fruit, full acidity and a tangy, tart and tannic finish of milk chocolate and vanilla bean. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Zin-Phomaniac Zinfandel Lodi 2015

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    Dusty black tea, raspberry and blueberry aromas. Chewy red fruit and baking spice flavors, tart and full of mixed berry with more of the dried black tea leaf flavor coming through with strawberry and cinnamon on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Acorn Alegria Vineyards Heritage Vines Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2014

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    Candied raspberry and strawberry aromas with a concentrated cherry preserve note and mixed berry frosting. Dry and earthy but still with loads of fruit, this is well made with creamy palate and textured tannins coming through towards the finish of cranberry and clove. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Franzia Chilable Red 5000 NV

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    I'm no wine snob, I drink Franzia Cabernet Sauvignon regularly, and I like the ... say that if you like White Zinfandel (I don't!) you might like this one to Read More

    Wine review by rcj1


  • So this week has been interesting.  Tuesday afternoon (in-between Cat ... ... time to enjoy a 2013 Repris Zinfandel.  Very nice and Sandra likes it too.  I know we have some 2014 releases in my wine racks also.  I had been burned out on Zinfandel wine for a while, but I think I'm back onboard now.  This one is drinking well.  Not fruity of cou... Read More

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  • Since Outthere doesn't hang around here, anymore, I'm not worried about ... wine.  A medium-bodied Zinfandel.  Red fruit--plum, cherry--and very sedate tannin.  I might criticize it for being slightly unbalanced on the acid, but, pretty much, everybody knows that I like tart wines.  In reviewing my notes of the '14 vintage I commented that I th... Read More

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  • Limerick Lane Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

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    First impression is that this is a medium-bodied Zinfandel. Initial flavor profile is light red fruitplum, cherry. Very moderate tannin. Leaning slightly towards acidic tartness. Definitely not as long an ager as I thought the 2014 was. Still a good drink, today, though. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ravenswood Besieged 2014

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    A Ravenswood project and a veritable whos who of deep red grape varieties. Surprisingly restrained yet still a touch heated on the nose with spicy blackberry and black currant aromas and pleasant sweet spice. Quite fruity on entry and intriguingly diverse, beginning with blueberry, black cherry and blackberry fruit before releasing a swath of ta... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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