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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  • OT, yes I do have a bottle of the Verse Las Brisas and I totally agree ... bottle of 2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard. Now this sounds like an interesting tasting, my Bedrock LL vineyard zin and your LL Bedrock vineyard zi Read More

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  • Okay, in additon to picking up a case of Barolo/Barbaresco via trade from JD ... ... or dinosaur ribs and a Zinfandel-of Read More

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  • Brazin Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2008

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    Wine review by ardalporto


  • The Federalist Zinfandel Lodi 2014

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    Awesome Zinfandel! Lots of dark fruit. Great with a nice Filet. Read More

    Wine review by michaelmont2000


  • Salmon Creek White Zinfandel 2012

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    Great Wine! Having a hard time finding a place to order it from. I can enjoy it at a local restaurant - Florina's Pizza. Read More

    Wine review by 1985244kristiejaeger 1985244 kristiejaeger


  • "OT, why let a Zinfandel get so old?  I thought they tended to peak at around five years, and then it's downhill from there" Who told you that about zin and why were you listening to them?Unless, as OT mentions, they are crap zins and then they're no different from crap Bordeaux varietals or crap anything else. And crap to start with so opening ... Read More

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  • Zinfandel and Petite Sirah are Rhone varieties? Paradise Ridge rewrites history. Read More

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  • Al, some old school winemakers do it right and treat Zinfandel like it should be treated. Doug Nalle (Nalle), Joel Peterson (Ravenswood), Burt Williams (Williams-Selyem), Americo and David Rafanelli (A. Rafanelli), Paul Draper (Ridge Vineyards) etc know how to make wines of great purity and balance that age gracefully.  The secondary characteris... Read More

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  • OT, why let a Zinfandel get so old?  I thought they tended to peak at around five years, and then it's downhill from there.  Your bottle is 25 years old, but it appears you really enjoyed it.  Is there a specific class of Zinfandel's that are known for holding up in the long term? Read More

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  • @ Walter Hansel Bistro! The '12 Ultramarine was a winner and exceeded my ... of a truly enjoyable aged Zinfandel. We never opened the Swan. Dava didn't enjoy the Nalle so I bought her a '13 Carlisle Carlisle Vineyard Zin off the list. It was nice but young and had a hard time against the other two wine Read More

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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...

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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.

    Comment by 774183lilil 774183 lilil


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