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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  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. ... ... Malbec, Mourvedre, ZinfandelSmoky, red berry and red cherry aromas with a dash of heat and a pop of black pepper spice. Full and robust palate of ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry and red licorice, this is a touch imbalanced at times but does demonstrate goo... Read More

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  • The Dreaming Tree Crush 2013

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    Aromas of various berry (blueberry, cherry, hint 'o raspberry), Earthy oak spice,and vanilla smoothness. Flavors follow suit.....ripe plum jam sweetness, boysenberry, cherry, blueberry, and a hint 'o raspberry tartness...alcohol is smooth and refined and vanilla roundness. This makes a very nice evening wine and is highly drinkable! Dave Mathe... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Lodi 2011

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    I liked, sweet and spicy, fruity Read More

    Wine review by dunbarindc


  • Gnarly Head Limited Edition Double Black 2013

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    Better than expected with intense blackberry, butterscotch and vanilla giving way to a following palate. This rich and harmonious - the I've had by them - well done - drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Gnarly Head Limited Edition Double Black 2013

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    Wine review by bobvree


  • Sobon Estate Rocky Top Zinfandel Amador County 2014

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    Sharp, spicy and zesty on the nose with creamy vanilla spice and fruit notes of raspberry and cherry. Much darker on the palate with black cherry and blackberry fruit and milk chocolate and cinnamon coming in towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sweet Bliss Sweet 2008

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    Light earthy cranberry and strawberry aromas. Some residual sugar here displaying a candied palate of cranberry, cherry and strawberry fruit, definitely a candy shop aisle palate but more restrained on the sugars than other "sweet red" wines in the category. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • In case people here don't already know, this is a great event.  Lots of interesting wineries and retailers offer screaming deals.  It is a feeding frenzy.  I'll be there offering Briceland Vineyards wines but there are a lot of great deals to be had,Tip:  If you think you might like to buy a few bottles, it is probably worth it to sign up as a s... Read More

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  • Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles Pesenti Vineyard 2001

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    http://www.snooth.com/wine/zinfandel-pesenti-vineyard-turley-cellars-2006/ The 2006. Tasted 1/6/2017 -Excellent choice of an amazing wine to bring to a Med-style Italian Venue. -light sediment and amazing cork. The guest subscribes to Turley and also shared the Marcassin in the past. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel 2004

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    imported from danceforme. Read More

    Wine review by salomogt


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