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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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  • Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
    Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel 2014
    Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Judge Bell Vineyard Zinfandel 2014  Front Bottle Shot
    Turley Judge Bell Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
    Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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  • Opaque Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
    Opaque Zinfandel 2014
    Zinfandel from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Tin Barn Zinfandel 2014  Front Label
    Tin Barn Zinfandel 2014
    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Peter Franus Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
    Peter Franus Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014
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    • Noble Tree Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
      Noble Tree Zinfandel 2014
      Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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      • Joseph Swan Bastoni Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
        Joseph Swan Bastoni Zinfandel 2014
        Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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        • Ballard Lane Zinfandel 2014  Front Label
          Ballard Lane Zinfandel 2014
          Zinfandel from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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          • Turley Salvador Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
            Turley Salvador Zinfandel 2014
            Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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          • Turley Hayne Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
            Turley Hayne Zinfandel 2014
            Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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          • Turley Fredericks Vineyard Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
            Turley Fredericks Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
            Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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          • Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
            Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Zinfandel 2014
            Zinfandel from Rockpile, Sonoma County, California
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            • Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
              Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2014
              Zinfandel from California
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            • Turley Ueberroth Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
              Turley Ueberroth Zinfandel 2014
              Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
              • RP95
              • WS95
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            • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
              Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2014
              Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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            • Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
              Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2014
              Zinfandel from California
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              • Old Soul Vineyards Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                Old Soul Vineyards Zinfandel 2014
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                • Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel 2014  Front Bottle Shot
                  Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
                  Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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                • Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                  Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2014
                  Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                  • Gehricke Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                    Gehricke Zinfandel 2014
                    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                  • Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel  2014 Front Label
                    Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel 2014
                    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                  • Novy Russian River Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                    Novy Russian River Zinfandel 2014
                    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                    • Peter Franus Red Hills Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                      Peter Franus Red Hills Zinfandel 2014
                      Zinfandel from Red Hills, Lake County, North Coast, California
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                      • Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                        Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
                        Zinfandel from Lodi, California
                        • WW89
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                      • Four Vines Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                        Four Vines Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
                        Zinfandel from California
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