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Unapologetically bold, spice-driven and jammy, Zinfandel is often thought of as California’s flagship grape. In fact it owns this title by having the ability to adapt to the states’ many microclimates and landscapes, producing unique expressions of the grape throughout. Zinfandel thrives in California’s Central Coast, as well throughout Sonoma County, parts of Napa Valley, the Sierra Foothills, Lodi and Paso Robles.

Zinfandel's story begins in Croatia in the 1400s when it went by the names, Tribidrag or Crljenak Kaštelanski. In the 1700s, it made its way to southern Italy where it became known as Primitivo. The astute imperial nursery of Vienna collected specimens of the vine and acted as the source of its journey to New England, carried by George Gibbs circa 1829. Eventually, making its way to California around the Gold Rush of 1849, Zinfandel found its new home, parading the true American spirit. The modern spelling of Zinfandel first appeared in 1852 and became standard about a decade later.

Tasting Notes for Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a dry red wine, though typically forward in fruit. Notes of dark plum, blackberry, sweet spice, dark chocolate and licorice are common. Very ripe examples may express a dried fruit quakity like fig or prune. But Zinfandel grown in cooler, coastal zones often shows red fruit, black pepper and fresh herbal characteristics like juniper and menthol.

Perfect Food Pairings for Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a powerfully flavored wine, mingling happily with bold food like brisket, lamb shanks, pork ribs or anything barbecued. More delicate Zins work with pork, lamb curry and even Ceasar Salad or Salad Nicoise.

Sommelier Secrets for Zinfandel

Thanks to its popularity both for home winemaking and as communion wine, many Zinfandel vines were able to survive prohibition, leading to the abundance of "old vine" Zinfandels. These low-yielding, ancient vines tend to produce wine that is deeply concentrated, delicately perfumed and decidedly complex.

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  • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
    Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2019
    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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    • Rombauer California Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
      Rombauer California Zinfandel 2018
      Zinfandel from California
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    • The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
      The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel 2019
      Zinfandel from California
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    • Martinelli Giuseppe and Luisa Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
      Martinelli Giuseppe and Luisa Zinfandel 2019
      Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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    • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
      Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018
      Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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    • Paul Dolan Vineyards Organically Grown Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
      Paul Dolan Vineyards Organically Grown Zinfandel 2019
      Zinfandel from Mendocino, California
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    • The Federalist Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
      The Federalist Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019
      Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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      • Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
        Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel 2018
        Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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      • Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
        Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel 2019
        Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
        • WW92
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      • Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel 2016  Front Label
        Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel 2016
        Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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        • WS91
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      • Zinfandelic Sierra Foothills Old Vine Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
        Zinfandelic Sierra Foothills Old Vine Zinfandel 2017
        Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California
        • TP91
        • WE90
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      • Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
        Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2019
        Zinfandel from San Francisco Bay, Central Coast, California
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        • XYZin Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 Front Label
          XYZin Old Vine Zinfandel 2017
          Zinfandel from California
          • JS91
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        • Michael David Winery Earthquake Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
          Michael David Winery Earthquake Zinfandel 2018
          Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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          • Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
            Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel 2019
            Zinfandel from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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          • Zinfandelic Lodi Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
            Zinfandelic Lodi Zinfandel 2018
            Zinfandel from Lodi, California
            • WE90
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          • Titus Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
            Titus Zinfandel 2019
            Zinfandel from California
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            • Amapola Creek Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2016  Front Label
              Amapola Creek Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2016
              Zinfandel from Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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            • Martinelli Vigneto di Evo Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
              Martinelli Vigneto di Evo Zinfandel 2018
              Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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              • McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
                McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2019
                Zinfandel from Lodi, California
                • WW89
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              • Scott Harvey InZINerator Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
                Scott Harvey InZINerator Zinfandel 2018
                Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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              • Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
                Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2017
                Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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              • Marietta Roman Estate Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
                Marietta Roman Estate Zinfandel 2018
                Zinfandel from North Coast, California
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                • OZV Old Vine Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
                  OZV Old Vine Zinfandel 2019
                  Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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                • St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
                  St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2018
                  Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                  • WS91
                  • WW90
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