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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  • Forestville White Zinfandel 2010

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    Wine review by FLLADY 8115


  • Ravenswood Zinfandel Napa 2013

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    This typical zinfandel, from the warm Lodi region, lives up to Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto. In this wine, there's plenty of raspberry, blackberry, blueberry and plum aromas, as well as green/white peppers, herb/leafy and spicy notes. It's a chewy, full-bodied red with balanced acidity. The wine presents plenty of jammy notes; dark berry/... Read More

    Wine review by sipsamplestroll


  • The Prisoner Wine Co. Zinfandel California Saldo 2016

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Sadly, Snooth has, pretty much decided that they don't care about the ... ... of frustration.Yes, White Zinfandel is not white.  It is often referred to as a blush wine.  I am sure that there is a reason why it is not called a rosé, but I don't know that reaso Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I don't think I've ever gone wrong with any Seghesio Zinfandel, Paul. Read More

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  • These 2 arrived today - The 2016 Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz ... ... 2016 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel - it's getting better hype than most at this level, much like the 201 Read More

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  • Lindemen - There are various ways to do that - it all starts with Google or ... or ... Just ask EMark about Zinfande Read More

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  • Tank Garage All Or Nothing Red Blend Napa 2015

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    Floral notes of crushed violet and allspice with juicy black currant. Full bodied and full fruited on the palate with notes of licorice, dark mixed berry and black cherry, some earth and a medicinal note riding alongside through to the lightly tannic finish. Bold and assertive with a driving herbal and fruit profile. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend California 2015

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    Red berry compote and creamy vanilla aromas. Raspberry pie filling, blueberry preserves and candied plum notes with a juicy palate of bright sweet spice and a touch of earth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Fleur de Mer Cotes de Provence Rose 2006

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    (NV review). I really should know better by now than to fully read the label ... ... Truth is, Franzia's Zinfandel wine in a box has this beat on all accounts. "Flower of the Sea" is dry, tart, light, and unless you want to impress someone with basic French vocabulary, there's not much of a point of ponying up the extra cash. As a positiv... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Try 7 Deadly Zins Lodi Ca. Lots of berry and spicy excellent with rib eye steak and dark chocolate

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  • THIS PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTELY SMASHING.

    Comment by 1134302REDS 45 1134302 REDS 45


  • If you ever find yourself in Southern Italy, you can put this primitivo/zinfandel connection to the taste test at the Moio family wine operation in Mondragone. Check out their website, and then check out their wines! They generally cook up four or five different primitivi each year, with Maitico being the most expensive and 57 the mid-priced a...

    Comment by 656126mjapka 656126 mjapka


  • I also love Lodi Zifindales-OVZ, Deep Purple, Earthquake,Herman Walters Family Vine ,Campus Oak,Starry Night,are some. These are not from Lodi- Imortal Zin(better the next day),Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zifindal, Joel Goetz 2005 Zifindal,Robert Biale Vineyards Zifindale,Layer Cake Zifindale. Right now Taza Chocolate (Whole Foods, only make dar...

    Comment by 760568aliceoneal 760568 aliceoneal


  • If you love food & wine these Video reviews are refreshing and down to earth. Most recently Judit & Corina of Wine Dine TV just (August 29, 2011) released a video review of The Fanucchi Vineyards 2005 Old Vine Zinfandel They each rated it 4.8 out of 5. In this short clip they pop the cork, taste it, and describe & discuss the it & what it ...

    Comment by 46167Vine Master Fanucchi 46167 Vine Master Fanucchi


  • Gotta try SPEEDY CREEK from Knights Valley, Sonoma. Small lot estate winery right across from Peter Michael and mighty delicious (without the $$$)! Mountain fruit, rich berry taste and the perfect amount of spice. Great with food/bbq and equally good on it's own. A great social wine.

    Comment by 384270tutti vino 384270 tutti vino


  • I have been expirementinbg with various white zins and almaden is best bny taSTE TEST. hOWEVER THW LASAT TWO BOXES i OPENED HAD THE SIPGOT 0ON THE WRONMG SIDE4 OF THE BOX SO i HAD TO IOPEN THE BOX TAKE OPUT THE BAG AND REPOSITION IT SO i COULD USE THE SPOUT...tHE LATEST BOX WAS ENJOY BEFORE SEP 21, 2011 35510 16 18rl11

    Comment by 830087JBZCPINE 830087 JBZCPINE


  • that's some very good stuff.That is my best wine ever.I had some of that stuff right before my grandam ever past away.

    Comment by 494061drinkwine36 494061 drinkwine36


  • Zin lovers, gotta love the new generation of Zins coming out of Lodi...Check out Fields Family Wines www.fieldsfamilywines.com

    Comment by 222318lodiwino 222318 lodiwino


  • Rombauer Vineyards (Napa Valley, CA)....hands down the best and most flavorful Red Zinfandel you will ever try, I promise.

    Comment by 776777Rach1102 776777 Rach1102


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