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

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  • Corbett Canyon White Zinfadel

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    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

    From the article Wine Myths: Debunked


  • 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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  • Rockpile Winery Zinfandel Rockpile Jack's Cabin 2011

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    More of a fruity nose than Im used to for a Zinfandel. On the tongue, though, the fruit is ameliorated. I do get a bit of blueberry and some plum, but this is more subtle than blatant. Some leather that I would, normally associate with Cabernet Sauvignon on the rear palate. Not terribly full-bodied. Fairly light on tannin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of ... Williams 2013 Zinfandel ($30)This Zinfandel was sourced at The Gunkel Vineyard in Wishram, WA, which is part of the Columbia Valley. Black and red raspberry aromas are joined by a touch of eucalyptus. Savory herbs, black cherry, and red plum flavors dominate the palat... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


  • Since dailies aren't usually wines that I store long term--good early ... ... variety on hand.  Most Zinfandel is going to be consumed within 3-5 years of vintage, Syrah over a longer term, with more variation--some can be drunk as young as 3, but many will go 10.  Cabs, 10-20 years before drinking, and so on.  On average, I am going to need t... Read More

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  • A good Cabernet Sauvignon will make anyone's day a better one.  We are ... are drinking a 2012 Repris Zinfandel tonight after watching the grandkids for 3 hour Read More

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  • Camden Place Paso Robles 'Highland Red' 2013

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    a very pleasant "Ziny" with others and blended to keep you happily drinking till long after you should not. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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...

    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...

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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


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