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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  • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2014


    A bit jammy pop and pour but on the second day developed some tame fruitiness, ... ... that make a really good zinfande Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma 2013


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    Wine review by eaglebass

  • Edmeades Mendocino County 2006


    Opened Aug 2016.....this has taken on a dark burgundy color with tawny/blueberry tones on the edges. Aromas are boozy initially, but after some air this mellows out, and deep oaked and various wood characteristics along with some strong spicy smells....pepper, vanilla, and char. Super dark raisiny fruits like black cherry and plum...think the ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Mr.E - 36 attendees, 4 servers, 3 cooking = 42 total people here in my backyard ... Old Vine Zinfandel - Duh - I love zin.4. Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico - I thought this was a steal of the night. There plenty of power and elegance, earthy tones, wood (cedar), cherry, good body with a good finish.  a QPR wine from the word go.5. Beringer... Read More

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  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... Langhe2011 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel2012 Buhler Russian River Valley Zinfandel2010 Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve2012 Delaforce Duoro2011 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva2013 Kaiken Malbec Reserva2013 Sesta di Sopra Rosso Di Montalcino2011 Tenuta di Arceno "Il Fauno di Arcan... Read More

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  • Corbett Canyon White Zinfadel


    Low rating because I couldn't even drink the wine. The plastic dispenser was so tight I couldn't turn it to get wine out. Never had this problem with any other brand of white zin before. This was the first and last time I will buy this brand. Read More

    Wine review by Hawks7299

  • Pelletiere Estate Willow Creek District Zinfandel 2014


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Carlisle.Six miscellaneous bottles.  I went through the order form ... ... bottles--1 X Syrah and 5 X Zinfandel.&nbs Read More

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  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... sauvignon blanc, syrah, zinfandel, and many more. The styles and prices of our wines vary as greatly as the wines produced. One day, one may enjoy traditional method sparkling wines like blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and brut rosé at one of our sparkling... Read More

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  • the rules of Foxall's  Bastille Day Wathch Drining tonight, thread ... I think this is an excellent Zinfandel, I think it is an excellent Zinfandel for people who think they don't like Zinfandel.  Not overpowering, not "brambly," not tannic.  A very easy to enjoy wine that has a nice suggestion of berry and stone fruit, and without "sweetness.... Read More

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