List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Zinfandel

Learn about Zinfandel — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
229 Items
229 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
229 Items
  • Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
    Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2003
    Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $19.99
      Try the
      19 99
      19 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
      Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2003
      Zinfandel from North Coast, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $19.99
        Try the 2017 Vintage 17 99
        19 99
        19 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
        Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
        Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $34.99
          Try the
          34 99
          34 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
          Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2003
          Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $17.99
            Try the
            17 99
            17 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Fife Mendocino Uplands Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
            Fife Mendocino Uplands Zinfandel 2003
            Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $19.99
              Try the
              19 99
              19 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Gallo of Sonoma Reserve Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
              Gallo of Sonoma Reserve Zinfandel 2003
              Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $15.99
                Try the
                15 99
                15 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Rosenblum Cellars Richard Sauret Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                Rosenblum Cellars Richard Sauret Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
                • WS92
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $19.99
                Try the
                19 99
                19 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel 2003
                Zinfandel from California
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $12.99
                  Try the
                  12 99
                  12 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Rosenblum Cellars Continente Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                  Rosenblum Cellars Continente Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                  Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $18.99
                    Try the
                    18 99
                    18 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                    Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Zinfandel 2003
                    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                    • WS94
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $29.99
                    Try the
                    29 99
                    29 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Wild Horse Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                    Wild Horse Zinfandel 2003
                    Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $15.29
                      Try the
                      15 28
                      15 28
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    • Limerick Lane Collins Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                      Limerick Lane Collins Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                      Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $25.99
                        Try the
                        25 99
                        25 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Kangarilla Road Langhorne Creek Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                        Kangarilla Road Langhorne Creek Zinfandel 2003
                        Zinfandel from Australia
                        • RP88
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $17.99
                        Try the
                        17 99
                        17 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Cline Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                        Cline Zinfandel 2003
                        Zinfandel from California
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $10.29
                          Try the
                          12 99
                          10 28
                          Save $2.70 (21%)
                        • Renwood Winery Old Vine Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                          Renwood Winery Old Vine Zinfandel 2003
                          Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California
                          • WE90
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $26.99
                          Try the
                          26 99
                          26 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                          Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Zinfandel 2003
                          Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $16.29
                            Try the
                            16 28
                            16 28
                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                          • Haywood Los Chamizal Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                            Haywood Los Chamizal Zinfandel 2003
                            Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $21.99
                              Try the
                              21 99
                              21 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                              Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                              Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
                              • RP96
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $79.99
                              Try the
                              79 99
                              79 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2003  Front Label
                              Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2003
                              Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                              • WS90
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $19.99
                              Try the 2018 Vintage 21 99
                              19 99
                              19 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Echelon Zinfandel 2003
                              Zinfandel from California
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $15.99
                                Try the
                                15 99
                                15 99
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              • Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                                Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2003
                                Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $18.99
                                  Try the 2015 Vintage 22 99
                                  18 99
                                  18 99
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                                  Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                                  Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $18.29
                                    Try the
                                    21 99
                                    18 28
                                    Save $3.70 (17%)
                                  • Kenwood Sonoma Zinfandel Reserve 2003 Front Label
                                    Kenwood Sonoma Zinfandel Reserve 2003
                                    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $21.99
                                      Try the
                                      23 99
                                      21 99
                                      Save $2.00 (8%)
                                    • Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                                      Rancho Zabaco Dry Creek Zinfandel 2003
                                      Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
                                        0.0 0 Ratings
                                        Currently Unavailable $19.79
                                        Try the
                                        22 99
                                        19 79
                                        Save $3.20 (14%)
                                      • Jewel Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                                        Jewel Zinfandel 2003
                                        Zinfandel from California
                                          0.0 0 Ratings
                                          Currently Unavailable $9.99
                                          Try the
                                          9 99
                                          9 99
                                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                                        Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                                        Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
                                        Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                                        It's easy to make the switch.
                                        Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                                        Yes, Update Now
                                        Cheers to You!

                                        New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

                                        New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

                                        There was an error redeeming your code.

                                        *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 4/30/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

                                        Search for ""

                                        Processing Your Order...