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Mud Pie Zinfandel

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 73837

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Natale Verga Primitivo

2022 / 750 ml.

Item #: 78566

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Italy | Apulia | Puglia

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Fly By Zinfandel

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 92428

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Elyse Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

2017 / 750 ml.

Item #: 95178

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Crosby Zinfandel

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 96536

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Mazzocco Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 86915

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Perseverance Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 70089

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Windstorm Old Vine Zinfandel

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 85879

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United States | California

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Gearbox Zinfandel

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 2033

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Decoy California Zinfandel

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 72416

WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 7/1/2023
This is quite an approachable Zinfandel with all the classic Zin notes—blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, chocolate, fennel, violets—along with resolved tannins and a vivacious acidity. A drink-me-now wine for sure and one can happily do so with a variety of dishes any day of the week. (Stacy Briscoe)

United States | California | Sonoma County

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Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 76922

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Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 74568

SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2023
A fruit bomb, with just enough character to keep things interesting. Reveals jammy blackberry and licorice flavors that zip along the finish. Drink now through 2030. 18,000 cases made. (Tim Fish)
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Sutter Home Zinfandel

NV / 1.5 L.

Item #: 72094

United States | California

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Artezin Mendocino County Zinfandel

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 77551

WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 11/1/2021
Briary, meaty aromas lead to a great mix of fruit and savory flavors in this medium to full-bodied wine. Moderate tannins keep it lively on the palate and subtle French oak accents develop in the glass with time. (Jim Gordon)
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2021
Sturdy in structure but snappy, with dark plum and cherry flavors that are laced with sage and green peppercorns. Drink now through 2026. 18,543 cases made. (Tim Fish)
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Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 87005

SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2023
Spry and briary, this Zinfandel is fun to drink, with lively black cherry, licorice and dried sage flavors, which take on richness and cracked pepper accents toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2031. 4,000 cases made. (Tim Fish)
JD9292 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 7/21/2023
Most of the fruit for the 2021 Zinfandel Old Vine comes from Sonoma. Ripe ruby hued, the wine is fresh with ripe berries and white pepper spice, as well as roses. Medium-bodied, with good structure, fresh acidity, and fine tannins, it has a fully dry style. It is an outstanding value and would also be an outstanding wine to pour by the glass. Drink it over the next few years. (Audrey Frick)

United States | California

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Buy Zinfandel Red Wine

Zinfandel is a rich, fruit-forward red wine known for its jammy flavors. Often described as big and bold, Zinfandel red wines showcase luscious ripe berry notes, peppery spice, and sweet tobacco. When grown in warm regions and allowed to fully ripen, Zinfandel wines develop higher alcohol levels, resulting in a lush, full-bodied wine.

What Does Zinfandel Taste Like?

Zinfandel wines offer a medley of sweet red and black berry flavors, like raspberry, blackberry, and boysenberry. They often have jammy or preserved fruit qualities, with a velvety texture and soft tannins. 

Baking spices frequently emerge, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice notes intermingling with black pepper. Ripe Zinfandels exhibit raisin, prune, or fig notes. The best examples balance ripe fruit with savory, earthy qualities and medium-high tannins to keep the wine from seeming flabby or heavy.

Is Zinfandel Sweet or Dry?

Most Zinfandels are medium-dry to dry wines. However, their ripe fruit notes and smooth mouthfeel create the impression of sweetness on the palate even when little residual sugar is present.

What is White Zinfandel?

White Zinfandel is a rosé wine made from Zinfandel grapes. When the grapes are crushed, some color is extracted, but the juice is quickly pressed to remove the skins. Because there is no skin contact during fermentation, the wine remains a pale pink color rather than turning red. 

White Zinfandels are light-bodied, fruity, and easy to drink with delicate red berry flavors and floral aromas.

The History of Zinfandel

Zinfandel's origins were mysterious, but recent DNA analysis revealed the grape's lineage. Zinfandel is genetically identical to the Primitivo variety grown in Puglia, Italy. Primitivo likely originated as a Croatian grape called Crljenak Kaštelanski before making its way to Italy centuries ago. 

Primitivo cuttings from Italy were transported to the United States in the mid-19th century. Gold miners during the California rush brought over vines for winemaking. By the 1880s, it had become the most widespread red variety in the state. 

Growing prolifically in the ideal Californian climate, the grapes produce high yields that can be turned into sweet, potent wines. Today, Zinfandel stands alongside Cabernet Sauvignon as one of California's iconic wines.

Where is Zinfandel Wine Produced?

Zinfandel thrives along California's warm, sunny coast and Central Valley. Premium examples come from Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles, and Lodi. 

Although Primitivo from Italy is genetically identical to Zinfandel, winemakers in California have developed their own style. California's sunny, Mediterranean climate allows the grapes to fully ripen, developing higher sugar levels and more intense jammy fruit flavors than Zinfandel grown in cooler regions.

Zinfandel is also grown in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona, but California remains the leading producer in terms of quantity and prestige.

Food Pairings For Zinfandel Wine

Zinfandel's bold, lusty nature calls for equally flavorful foods that match its intensity. Grilled and barbecued meats are classic pairings, with the char and smoke playing off the wine's spice. Zinfandel's sweetness finds harmony with the savory umami character of burgers, ribs, and sausages. 

The berry jam qualities complement pizza topped with tomato sauce and spicy meat. For cheese pairings, choose those with pronounced flavors, like aged Cheddar or Stilton blue cheese. Zinfandel's versatility also allows it to partner well with hearty vegetarian dishes.

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How Should Zinfandel Be Served?

While most red wines are best served at "cellar temperature" around 60–65°F, Zinfandel's ripe fruit is often best when lightly chilled to 55–60°F. The coolness allows the wine to shine without seeming overbearing. 

Decanting a younger Zinfandel for an hour or two can allow it to open up, softening aggressive tannins and integrating the wine's layers of fruit, spice, and oak. Older Zinfandels may produce sediment, so decanting is recommended. 

Alternatives to Zinfandel

While Zinfandel offers a unique flavor profile, other full-bodied reds can work for those who enjoy the grape's ripe, fruit-forward nature. Syrah wine, especially from California and Washington, provides a similar mouthfeel and notes of dark berries, pepper, and smoke. 

Petite Sirah is another variety that tends to be big, inky, and intense. For an alternative in a jammy, exuberant style, there are Grenache-based blends from Spain, France, and Australia. 

Finally, Amarone della Valpolicella from Italy offers a plush texture, elevated alcohol levels, and pronounced dried fruit notes as an intriguing substitute for premium Zinfandel.