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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  • Southern Point Vineyards White Zinfandel California 2007

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    This Shit Amazin yo. So cheap yet so sweet. only prob is the hangover ya get. IT is the most brutal shit on earth but tis worth it for dis shit cuz dis shit amazin. dont worri bout rating of 15 on whateva it is this shit rock Read More

    Wine review by rkgmajrajgo


  • Amador Cellars Zinfandel Amador County 2002

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    Strong aromas of raisins, brandy, and some alcohol. Dark orange red with subtle gradient. Blackberry and raisins up front. Acids become more prominent in the mid palette with alcohol on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by jkagel


  • Ridge Zinfandel Spring Mountain District York Creek 2004

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    Of all the Zins I have drunk, the Ridge is at the very top. Nicely balanced with a firm feel and a good mouthful of tannins. Read More

    Wine review by vperis


  • Lots of InterestMorrell Wine AuctionsLive Internet ... shoulder.1 BottleQuivira, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley - Vintage 1990Dry Creek Valley,Two levels are high-mid shoulder.2 BottlesStag's Leap Wine Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985Napa Valley,Level is neck-shoulder.1 BottleSterling Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve - Vintage 1983... Read More

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  • Sawmill Creek Zinfandel White Zinfandel

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    An easy to enjoy table wine. Simple flavours and affordable, great for wine newbies like myself. I would buy this by the case, but then I would probably just drink it all. Read More

    Wine review by dodo


  • Seghesio Family Zinfandel Rockpile Dry Creek Valley 2007

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    I really like this zin. It is not as big and bold as some of the others I like but it is a great zin for every occasion. Only a slight oak taste, deep colored, and berry nose and taste. Read More

    Wine review by rar8888


  • Susana Balbo Malbec 2007

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    Loved this rose -- wasn't too metallic as some roses can taste, wasn't too dry ... "pink" wine is like white zinfandel. It will convert the Read More

    Wine review by Shoestring


  • Seghesio Family Zinfandel Rockpile Dry Creek Valley 2007

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    It's been a bit too long to provide accurate tasting notes - there's a bottle ... this is a big, bold, rich zinfandel that doesn't disappoin Read More

    Wine review by jmreidy


  • Zinfandel Port Paso Robles 2005

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    Tasted this at a wine festival and loved it. I'm now on a quest to find a place to buy it. Read More

    Wine review by Canyon Jack


  • Temptation Zinfandel 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by rwb5150


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