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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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  • Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
    Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2008
    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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    Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel 2008
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    Top Chef Quickfire Zinfandel 2008
    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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  • Zinfandelic Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
    Zinfandelic Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2008
    Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California
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    • Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
      Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel 2008
      Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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    • Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
      Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel 2008
      Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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    • Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
      Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2008
      Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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      • Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
        Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2008
        Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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      • Sausal Winery Family Old Vine Estate Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
        Sausal Winery Family Old Vine Estate Zinfandel 2008
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        • Chase Family Hayne Vineyard Estate Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
          Chase Family Hayne Vineyard Estate Zinfandel 2008
          Zinfandel from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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          • Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
            Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2008
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            • Buehler Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
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              • Turley Ueberroth Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
                Turley Ueberroth Zinfandel 2008
                Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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              • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
                Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2008
                Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                • RP95
                • WS93
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              • The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
                The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel 2008
                Zinfandel from California
                • WS91
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              • Turley Hayne Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
                Turley Hayne Zinfandel 2008
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              • Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
                Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
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                • Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
                  Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2008
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                • Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
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                  • Artezin Dry Creek Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
                    Artezin Dry Creek Zinfandel 2008
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                    • Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
                      Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2008
                      Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                    • Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
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                      • Ghost Pines Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
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                        • Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
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                          Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                        • Boho Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel (3 Liter Octavin Home Wine Bar) 2008 Front Label
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