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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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  • Ravenswood Barricia Vineyard Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
    Ravenswood Barricia Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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    • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2005  Front Label
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      Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
      Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2005
      Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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    • Sebastiani Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
      Sebastiani Zinfandel 2005
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        Turley Grist Zinfandel 2005
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      • Cline Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
        Cline Zinfandel 2005
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        • Storybook Mountain Eastern Exposures Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
          Storybook Mountain Eastern Exposures Zinfandel 2005
          Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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        • Williams Selyem Feeney Vineyard Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
          Williams Selyem Feeney Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
          Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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        • Haywood Los Chamizal Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
          Haywood Los Chamizal Zinfandel 2005
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          • Joel Gott Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
            Joel Gott Zinfandel 2005
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            • Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
              Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2005
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              • Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
                Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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              • Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel 2005
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                • Zinfandelic Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                  Zinfandelic Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2005
                  Zinfandel from California
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                  • Baron Herzog Zinfandel (OU Kosher) 2005 Front Label
                    Baron Herzog Zinfandel (OU Kosher) 2005
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                    • Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel (torn label) 2005 Front Label
                      Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel (torn label) 2005
                      Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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                      • Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                        Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel 2005
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                        • Cline Sonoma Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                          Cline Sonoma Zinfandel 2005
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                          • Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                            Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
                            Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                          • Woodenhead Braccialini Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
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                            • Ridge York Creek Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                              Ridge York Creek Zinfandel 2005
                              Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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                            • Ravenswood Napa Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
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                              • Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
                                Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2005
                                Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                              • Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2005 Front Label
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                                • Turley Moore Earthquake Zinfandel 2005  Front Label
                                  Turley Moore Earthquake Zinfandel 2005
                                  Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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