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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  • Castle Rock Zinfandel Lodi 2012

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    Good, but a softer version of most, raspberry, some dark berry fruits, medium chewy tannins but they over balanced the acidity a little. Some chocolate notes and a little dark cherry on the finish. Drink now - Paul 85 pts Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Deux Amis Sonoma County Zinfandel 2011

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    Very good. Big aromas of blackberry, red plum, chocolate, earth with chewy tannins and lively acidity add to a great mouthfeel and a lasting aftertaste. Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Klinker Brick "Old Vine" Zinfandel Lodi 2014

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    Notes of blackberry, dirt and butterscotch are predominate on the nose. Medium tannins and balanced acidity frame the dark cherry finish. Drink now - Paul 88 pts Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Klinker Brick "Old Vine" Zinfandel Lodi 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by mmhthg


  • We just drank bunch of zinfandel last night at our Zinfan-Tastic night celebration.  I think I'd start with a bunch of shots just to back I'm on the same level as our two combatants are and then shoot the TV out of pity. Read More

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  • You guys know that I'm always one to push the limits.  In fact, I like to grab life by the pu##y.....er....let me rephrase that....I like to enjoy pairing wine with politics and things of this nature.  Anyone who knows me might not realize I am better with wine/event pairings than with wine/food pairings.  So, with that being said, I need to pai... Read More

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  • Murphy-Goode Zinfandel Liar's Dice 2013

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    Rich fruit aromas of blackberry syrup, floral sweetness, cinnamon and black cherry. Dark and brooding on the palate, ripe fruit notes of blackberry, black currant and black cherry with dark chocolate and black olive notes, with tart acidity and a bit of medicine coming in on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ridge Zinfandel East Bench 2014

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    Wine review by Horseracer


  • Ridge Zinfandel East Bench 2014

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    Wine review by Horseracer


  • Beringer White Zinfandel Large Format Bottle

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    Wine review by esmark


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