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California ZinfandelZinfandel is often considered to be California's native grape, although we now know it is genetically the same as Italy's Primativo.
At the low end of the price scale, Zins are fresh and fruity, though not particularly complex wines. As prices go higher, the wines become richer with a bramble quality that adds complexity.
Styles, across the price spectrum, are split two ways. Zinfandel can be drier, higher in acidity, reminiscent of fresh raspberry. Many though are made in a far richer style, with lower acidity, that is more reminiscent of raspberry jam. All can be quite spicy, often with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.
Head-trained, dry farmed vines are prized for their production of small, concentrated clusters of grapes that produce incredibly rich and intense wines. For years, Bogle has sought out these gnarly old vines to create our Old Vine Zinfandel.
While ... more
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel makes a bold statement at first sip. Our quest for outstanding Zinfandel led us down a country road into the heart of Lodi, California revealing a sea of gnarled, 35 – 80 year-old vines pruned in a special, mop-topped ... more
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Ripe cherry, raspberry and plum flavors and aromas lead into this wine's densely fruity palate, followed by distinct notes of smoke, toast, rose petals and chocolate set in a voluptuous texture.2011 vintage: Awarded a Gold Medal by the 2014 San ... more
Red Velvet shows an incredible nose of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits and a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length. Our Red Velvet is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s reminiscent ... more
This wine is a blend of three distinctive varietals, each
contributing the uniqueness of its singlularity. Zinfandel
provides a blackberry-like peppery spiciness. while Merlot
adds a mature fruity bell pepper quality and Cabernet
Franc adds a ... more
Gnarly Head Authentic Red is a big, bold Zinfandel-led red blend that hails from a true grit American town: Lodi, California, where gnarled, old vines are pruned in a wild, mop-topped way called "head trained” – our true gnarly heads. These heroic ... more
Wine & Spirits, 92 Points, 2009 vintage:
From Grgich Hills' vineyard in Calistoga, a northeast-facing hillside near Petrified Forest Road. This has zin's sour plum scent along with tannins that feel polished, supple, sophisticated and cool. They more
Dried plum and deep
cocoa on the nose.
and deep cocoa
balance out the bold
finish. WOW!The outstanding 2011 Earthquake Zin (100% Zinfandel; 15,000 cases produced) was aged for 10 months in French oak. more
A great choice for Thanksgiving dinner! Carol Shelton specializes in old-vine Zinfandel from some of California’s oldest vineyards. The 2012 Monga Zin hails from José Lopez’s Cucamonga Valley vineyard—planted in 1918 in San Bernardino County—one of ... more
Other bits and pieces from old vine parcels are co-mingled in the 2012 Zinfandel Old Vines, a delicious, up-front, medium ruby-colored Zin made with a Pinot Noir-like sensitivity. Both of these cuvees are best drunk in their first 3-4 years of life.... more
15% discount on 12 bottles for $101.88
NV: 87 Points
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
: " Shrewd consumers looking for a great bargain should check out the N.V. Vintner's Cuvee. It is loaded with delicious super-ripe berry fruit, displays a soft texture, and a ... more
In 2012, Cigar Zin was re-launched in partnership between Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits and Vintage Wine Estates producers of premium California wines. Cigar Zin is an elegant blend of 90% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Sirah, and 5% Syrah.
Grapes are hand more
Steve and Lori Felton, the owners of Klinker Brick Winery are 5th generation farmers. Their vines are primarily old vine Zinfandel planted along the Mokelumne River in Lodi appellation and in the Clements Foothills. For over a century, the family ... more
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76% ZINFANDEL, 13% CARIGNANE,
8% PETITE SIRAH, 3% MATARO
Alcohol 14.2% by volume
The history of Ridge's Sonoma County Three Valleys began
with the 2001. The wine contains grapes
from a number of Sonoma vineyards. We
take great care in ... more