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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  • So you drove right past me did ya? Well I never... BTW, I picked up a ... ... old Leno Martinelli Vineyard Zinfandel.  I'm trying real hard here pal but you ain't makin' it easy. ; Read More

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  • ROFL! Glad you found your elixir Chuck. Love your "The back of my throat ... ... I've had 18% abv Zinfandel from Martinelli that actually didn't burn because it was balanced in a big way. Drink what pleases you though!&nbs Read More

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  • Rombauer Zinfandel California 2012

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    This wine is the reason I joined Snooth. It is my favorite wine, by far. It is rich, decadent, and reasonably priced for a wine of such high quality. It is the only wine that I purchase by the case. I love it that much. Read More

    Wine review by ChuckBabs


  • Rombauer Zinfandel California 2013

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    This wine is the reason I joined Snooth. It is my favorite wine, by far. It is rich, decadent, and reasonably priced for a wine of such high quality. It is the only wine that I purchase by the case. I love it that much. Read More

    Wine review by ChuckBabs


  • Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California 2005

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    This wine is the reason I joined Snooth. It is my favorite wine, by far. It is rich, decadent, and reasonably priced for a wine of such high quality. It is the only wine that I purchase by the case. I love it that much. Read More

    Wine review by ChuckBabs


  • I'm not a wine taster.  I'm a wine drinker.  I've been ... but my favorite varietal is Zinfandel.  It goes without saying that white zinfandel is neither white nor a good example of Zinfandel.  White Zinfandel is an example of very bad Rose'. Now back to real Zinfandel.  It's hard to find a varietal that can provide you with 16% alcohol throug... Read More

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  • Today I received the e-mail solicitation from Under the Wire.  I was in ... be offering the sparkling Zinfandel, again.Last week I was up in wine country for the race at Sears Point.  We were incredibly busy for the few days we were up there (that's not supposed to happen to retired folks), and we were pretty exhausted Sunday evening, but, all... Read More

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  • I really need to slow down. More party wines and some cellar ... x22013 ... ... x22013 Fogline Dry Creek Zinfandel Grist Vnyd&nbs Read More

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  • Bedrock Wine Company the Bedrock Heritage 2013

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    Murky marroon color in the glass. Nose of blackberry and plummake that prune. Fairly jammy on the tip of the tongue. This declines closer to neutral on subsequent tastesmay be a result of air, or maybe not. Serious tannin also neutralizes fruit. Some stoniness in the back of the palate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • V V - Sometimes we come to expect to be wowed by wines and they fall flat. ... ... 2012 Ridge Litton Springs Zinfandel blend during a thunderstorm.  My UPS has kicked in a few times.  Power is sure to be lost soon!  &nbs Read More

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  • THIS PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTELY SMASHING.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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


  • I am looking for this 92 kunde 2007 reserve century.

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