Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a variety of red grape planted in over 10 percent of California vineyards. DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grapes Crljenak Kaštelanski and as well as Tribidrag the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in Puglia (the "heel" of Italy), where it was introduced in the 18th century. The grape found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century, and became known by variations of the name "Zinfandel", a name of uncertain origin.

The grapes typically produce a robust red wine, although a semi-sweet rosé (blush-style) wine called White Zinfandel has six times the sales of the red wine in the United States. The grape's high sugar content can be fermented into levels of alcohol exceeding 15 percent. The taste of the red wine depends on the ripeness of the grapes from which it is made. Red berry fruit flavors like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas and in wines made from the earlier-ripening Primitivo clone.


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Atrea 2014 "Old Soul Red" Mendocino

Atrea 2014 "Old Soul Red" Mendocino

Atrea 2014 “Old Soul Red” Estate, Hopl and Mendocino Retail 29.99 – GGWC 25.99 -  FREE SHIPPING on 12 or more!   Enter discount code OSR during check out (for free shipping)   The Story :  The  Old Soul Red (a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Malbec) by winemaker Alex McGregor, is probably one of the best value non-mainstream red blends currently on the market. Sourced from their 100%...
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Bacigalupi 2014 Zinfandel “Estate” Russian River Valley

Bacigalupi 2014 Zinfandel “Estate” Russian River Valley

Bacigalupi 2014 Zinfandel “Estate” Russian River Valley Retail $55.00 – GGWC 49.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6+ ~ Use code BACIGALUPI at check out (can mix & match with Bacigalupi Petite Sirah) The Story :  In 1956 a San Francisco dentist and his wife purchased 121 acres on Westside Road in the Russian River Valley (16 acres under vine).  In 1964 he added Pinot Noir (apparently the first Pinot Noir planted in the...
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Bedrock 2015 "Old Vine" Zinfandel - 90 Points Robert Parker

Bedrock 2015 "Old Vine" Zinfandel - 90 Points Robert Parker

Bedrock 2015 "Old Vine" Zinfandel - 90 Points Robert Parker Robert Parker 90 Points : "The reds start with the 2015 Zinfandel Old Vine, which comes from many different old-vine vineyards largely based around three farms in Sonoma planted in 1888, 1896 and 1905. In addition, there is a kitchen-sink blend of other old-vine sites as well. Peterson guesses that the average age of the material in the blend is at least 80 years....
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Bedrock 2015 Proprietary Red "Evangelho Heritage", 93 POINTS

Bedrock 2015 Proprietary Red "Evangelho Heritage", 93 POINTS

Bedrock 2015 Proprietary Red "Evangelho Heritage", Contra Costa   Robert Parker 93 Points:"  From Contra Costa County, the 2015 Proprietary Red Evangelho Heritage comes from directly rooted Zinfandel, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Palomino, Alicante and Mission all planted in the 1890s on what is basically a sandy bench. The briary intensity of the Zinfandel is well-displayed, but then the blue and black fruits seem to...
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Bedrock Evangelho 2014 Heritage Red Blend

Bedrock Evangelho 2014 Heritage Red Blend

Bedrock Evangelho 2014 Heritage Red Blend        Own-rooted on forty foot deep banks of beach sand alongside the Sacramento River Delta, Evangelho is a totally unique site. Planted in the 1890’s the vineyard is viticultural survivor- wedged between a PG and E plant, a Burger King, and a motel that rents rooms by the hour. A field-blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvedre, and others the wines are fresh, bright, and...
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Bella 2013 Maple Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek

Bella 2013 Maple Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek

Bella 2013 Maple Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek Sensory notes: A complex wine, offering fruit layers of blackcurrant and boysenberry with notes of sundried tomato and toasted hazelnut. A soft mouthfeel evolves into velvety tannins and an uplifting finish. This wine will continue to evolve for the next several years. Vineyard notes: Fruit for the Maple Vineyards zinfandel comes from two very special blocks of this benchland property in the heart...
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Bella 2014 Zinfandel "Late Harvest" Sonoma - 375ml

Bella 2014 Zinfandel "Late Harvest" Sonoma - 375ml

Bella 2014 Zinfandel "Late Harvest" Sonoma  The 2014 Late Harvest zinfandel offers up a beautiful blend of fruit and spice. On the nose, savory herbs interlace with blackberry cordial. Aniseseed and dark fruit lead into a lingering, full mouthfeel. This is a fun "sweetie" suited for those venturing into the Late Harvest category.LIMITED PRODUCTION
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Bella 2014 Zinfandel “Lily Hill” Dry Creek

Bella 2014 Zinfandel “Lily Hill” Dry Creek

Bella 2014 Zinfandel “Lily Hill” Dry Creek     Retail 50.00 – GGWC 46.99     FREE SHIPPING on 6+, use code BLH14 upon checkout   The Wine :      The 2014 vintage of Bella Lily Hill is sourced from Bella's 1.2 acre old vine "Lily Hill Estate" vineyard which was planted in 1915.  This stunning Zinfandel release draws together a beautiful blance of...
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Biale 2015 Zinfandel "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma County

Biale 2015 Zinfandel "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma County

The Vineyard: Dino Amantite and his mother Norma Pagani Amantite are the devoted caretakers of this iconic and hallowed ground in Sonoma at Dunbar Road and Highway 12 that has been in their family for over a century. The Pagani Ranch (Sonoma) was planted originally in the 1880’s then added to in the 1920’s by Felice Pagani, most of the original vines still produce beautiful fruit. Much of it is field-blended: Zinfandel, Alicante,...
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Biale 2015 Zinfandel “Black Chicken” Napa Valley

Biale 2015 Zinfandel “Black Chicken” Napa Valley

Biale 2015 Zinfandel “Black Chicken” Napa Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC 47.99 FREE SHIPPING ON 6+, use code BIALE @checkout (mix & match OK with Biale PS)   The Story :Hey Aldo, when you come by on Friday, bring me a couple pounds of walnuts, some fruit and vegetables, two dozen eggs and a “ black chicken ”. And thus went one of the hundreds of inquiries during prohibition when selling wine was not legal....
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Brown 2014 Chaos Theory Red Blend, Napa Valley

Brown 2014 Chaos Theory Red Blend, Napa Valley

The Story: Now in its eleventh vintage, Chaos Theory began as a one-off blend of cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel that David Dappen created for the first participation in the annual Premiere Napa Valley trade auction. It made such a splash that he went back to the cellar to dial in the details so we could make it a permanent part of our lineup. Chaos Theory echoes our journey through the world of wine, consistently proving...
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Brown Estate 2014 Zinfandel Napa

Brown Estate 2014 Zinfandel Napa

Brown Estate 2014 Zinfandel, Napa Valley     Blended from four distinct vineyard blocks on the Brown estate property, the Napa Valley Zinfandel historically has borne the responsibility of being the ultimate representative of the four zinfandel blocks – the best of the best of the Brown Estate terroir integrated into one stellar wine. As such, it is the most challenging zin they produce because it requires commingling of...
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Carlisle 2014 "Old Vines" Russian River Zinfandel

Carlisle 2014 "Old Vines" Russian River Zinfandel

Carlisle 2014 "Old Vines" Russian River Zinfandel Tasting Note: This blend boldly collects all the scents and flavors of the Russian River Valley – redwood, cinnamon, rhubarb, red cherry and lifted notes of strawberries and cream. A very harmonious and friendly wine that provides a spicy palate, with hints of Jolly Rancher candy and cranberry
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Carlisle 2015 Zinfandel "DuPratt" Mendocino

Carlisle 2015 Zinfandel "DuPratt" Mendocino

Carlisle 2015 Zinfandel "DuPratt" Mendocino Tasting Note:  "Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby. A fascinating, complex nose of red cherry, cranberry, pine forest, and orange rind. On the palate, an explosion of red cherry liqueur, briar, and cracked black pepper. Classic DuPratt! Finishes very clean and long with plenty of verve and snap. For a Zinfandel, this will have a long life. Drink anytime from 2019 through 2030."MO
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Carlisle 2015 Zinfandel "Montafi Ranch" Russian River Valley

Carlisle 2015 Zinfandel "Montafi Ranch" Russian River Valley

Carlisle 2015 Zinfandel "Montafi Ranch" Russian River Valley Tasting Note: " Medium garnet-ruby. True to the vintage (at least for Zinfandel), very red-fruited with aromas of red cherry, currant, and the trademark whiff of eucalyptus (although not as prominent as some previous vintages). The wine enters fresh and snappy with flavors of red currants, cherries, and a touch of pomegranate. Youthful tannins emerge in the fruit-filled...
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Carol Shelton 2014 Zinfandel "Rocky Reserve" Rockpile Sonoma - 92 Points

Carol Shelton 2014 Zinfandel "Rocky Reserve" Rockpile Sonoma - 92 Points

Winemaker Notes: "Nice dark-red in color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity enhances mineral flavors, elegantly structured tannins for aging, super plush long finish." Wine Spectator 92 Points : "Fragrant raspberry and stony mineral aromas open to plush but well-structured cherry jam, white pepper and cardamom flavors. Drink now through 2023."  
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Cedarquist 2013 "Rockfish" Zinfandel Rockpile

Cedarquist 2013 "Rockfish" Zinfandel Rockpile

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David Clinton 2014 Zinfandel "Ancient Vines" Teldesschi Vineyard, Dry Creek

David Clinton 2014 Zinfandel "Ancient Vines" Teldesschi Vineyard, Dry Creek

FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more, use code DAVIDCLINTON @ checkout   The 2014 Ancient Vines bottling from the Teldeschi Vineyard showcases the rich fruit and flavor concentration associated with vines of this age and pedigree.  Building on the style we have demonstrated in previous vintages, this wine shows vibrant aromas and fresh flavors of raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, and blueberry, with slight notes of licorice, tar and...
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G.B. Crane 2015 Disciples Proprietary Red, Napa Valley

G.B. Crane 2015 Disciples Proprietary Red, Napa Valley

GB CRANE 2015 DISCIPLES “RED BLEND” NAPA VALLEY RETAIL 50.00 – GGWC 46.99 FREE SHIPPING ON 6, use code DISCIPLES @ CHECKOUT   The Story : In August of 2012, Dave Phinney and his friends stood in the middle of a block of hundred year old Zinfandel. The vineyard was planted by George Beldon Crane in the late nineteenth century and is one of the icons of the Napa Valley. Hours earlier they had signed the paperwork...
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Gamba 2015 Zinfandel "Estate" Old Vine - Russian River Valley

Gamba 2015 Zinfandel "Estate" Old Vine - Russian River Valley

Gamba 2015 Zinfandel “Estate” Russsian River Valley Retail 48.00 – GGWC 45.99  FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code GAMBA at checkout   The Story: Gamba Vineyards is a small, family owned vineyard and winery in Sonoma County. The  110 year old 27 acre Gamba Estate Vineyard parcel rests on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Russian River Valley on gently rolling bench land above the valley floor. Planted to Zinfandel...
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Green & Red 2013 Zinfandel "Tip Top" Estate

Green & Red 2013 Zinfandel "Tip Top" Estate

Green & Red 2013 Zinfandel "Tip Top" Estate 94 Points WS : "Jay Heminway got his start in Bordeaux as a college student in the 1960s, working a summer with Alexis Lichine. He founded Green & Red in the eastern hills of Napa Valley in the 1970s, focused on zinfandel. This wine grows at the highest vineyard on the estate, topping out at 1,800 feet, where he planted a northeast-facing slope in the late 1990s. It's a...
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Hendry 2013 Napa Valley Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel - Napa Valley

Hendry 2013 Napa Valley Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel - Napa Valley

Hendry 2013  Napa Valley Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel Winery Notes: " Sweet ripe berries and cherries flirting with spice and oak in the initial aromas. Blueberry, tangy sour cherry and bittersweet chocolate on the palate. Moderate tannins and a nice, tangy acidic lift make this balanced wine our go-to with tomato-based sauces, or hearty roasts and braises that include a bit of tomato paste. Argentinian or Texas-style dry-rub...
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Hendry 2013 Zinfandel “Block 28” Estate Napa Valley

Hendry 2013 Zinfandel “Block 28” Estate Napa Valley

Hendry 2013 Zinfandel “Block 28 ” Estate Napa Valley Winery Notes : "Drought conditions in 2012 and 2013 resulted in less available moisture in the soil, and our early tastings confirm that this resulted in exceptionally concentrated, slightly higher tannin wine in the Zinfandels. Initial aromas of berries, cherries, tea and smoke. Both this wine and the 2013 Block 28 are thick and dark purple, with concentrated dark berry fruit...
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Jelly Jar 2014 Zinfandel,

Jelly Jar 2014 Zinfandel,

Jelly Jar 2014 Zinfandel,   The 2014 Jelly Jar displays a brilliant ruby red color. The wine is medium to full  bodied, silky and well balanced with polished tannins. Aromas and flavors of bright jammy red fruits  with hints of vanilla and spice. An excellent food friendly wine to enjoy with your next meal.
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Joseph Swan 2012 Zinfandel Mancini Ranch Russian River Valley

Joseph Swan 2012 Zinfandel Mancini Ranch Russian River Valley

Joseph Swan 2012Zinfandel  Mancini Ranch Russian River Valley Zinfandel from old vines is rarely this light and refreshing, yet still exuberant in fruit. A mix of tart cherry and just-ripe blackberry comes with a lingering edge of citrus around the cinnamon and black pepper spice. Funky earth ripples through the middle, before a subtle take on leather finishes things out.
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