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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 was born in Croatia and later 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.

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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  • Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
    Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2003
    Zinfandel from North Coast, California
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    • Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
      Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2003
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      • Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
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        • Baron Herzog Zinfandel (OU Kosher) 2003 Front Label
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          • Ravenswood Napa Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
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            • Fife Mendocino Uplands Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
              Fife Mendocino Uplands Zinfandel 2003
              Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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              • Murphy-Goode Snake Eyes Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                Murphy-Goode Snake Eyes Zinfandel 2003
                Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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              • Gallo of Sonoma Reserve Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                Gallo of Sonoma Reserve Zinfandel 2003
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                • Rosenblum Cellars Richard Sauret Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                  Rosenblum Cellars Richard Sauret Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                  Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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                • Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel 2003
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                  • Rosenblum Cellars Continente Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                    Rosenblum Cellars Continente Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                    Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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                    • Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                      Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Zinfandel 2003
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                    • Wild Horse Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                      Wild Horse Zinfandel 2003
                      Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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                      • Kangarilla Road Langhorne Creek Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                        Kangarilla Road Langhorne Creek Zinfandel 2003
                        Zinfandel from Australia
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                      • Limerick Lane Collins Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                        Limerick Lane Collins Vineyard Zinfandel 2003
                        Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                        • Martinelli Giuseppe and Luisa Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                          Martinelli Giuseppe and Luisa Zinfandel 2003
                          Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                        • Echelon Zinfandel 2003
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                          • Gary Farrell Dry Creek Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                            Gary Farrell Dry Creek Zinfandel 2003
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                            • Renwood Winery Old Vine Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
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                            • Wente Smith Bench Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
                              Wente Smith Bench Zinfandel 2003
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                              • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2003  Front Label
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                              • Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
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                                • Haywood Los Chamizal Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
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                                  • Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
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                                    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                                  • Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Zinfandel 2003 Front Label
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