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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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        Turley Estate Zinfandel 2017
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      • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2016 Front Label
        Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2016
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        • Turley Fredericks Vineyard Zinfandel 2007 Front Label
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        • Turley Vineyard 101 Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
          Turley Vineyard 101 Zinfandel 2014
          Zinfandel from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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        • Turley Buck Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
          Turley Buck Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
          Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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          Turley Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel 2013
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        • Turley Bedrock Zinfandel 2016 Front Label
          Turley Bedrock Zinfandel 2016
          Zinfandel from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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        • Turley Dragon Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
          Turley Dragon Zinfandel 2014
          Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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          • Storybook Mountain Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2006 Front Label
            Storybook Mountain Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2006
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