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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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Wine Spec. Top 100 - 2018 | #40

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Mud Pie Zinfandel

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 73837

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Sutter Home Zinfandel

NV / 1.5 L.

Item #: 72094

United States | California

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Not Shippable. WNY Local Delivery and In-Store Pickup only. Learn More Sorry, this item is not available for shipment outside of the Western New York area.Either the bottle is too large for our packaging (i.e. we cannot ship anything larger than 750 ml), the dimensions/shape of the bottle doesn't fit within our packaging for safe shipment, or this is a widely-distributed wine (e.g. Barefoot, Yellow Tail, etc) which we only sell at our physical store or for in-store pickup.

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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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Natale Verga Primitivo

2022 / 750 ml.

Item #: 78566

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Italy | Apulia | Puglia

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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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Bedrock The Bedrock Heritage

Bedrock Vineyard
2017 / 750 ml.

Item #: 89262

SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2019
Brooding but not a bruiser. Finesse combines with power, offering fervent blackberry, fruitcake spice, ground pepper and orange zest accents that build intensity toward big but polished tannins. Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2026. 750 cases made. (Tim Fish)
VN9494 pts. - Vinous - May 2019
The 2017 The Bedrock Heritage Wine is powerful, dense and explosive, as wines from this site usually are. Even so, there is a newfound element of finesse at Bedrock that is quite evident in wines like Bedrock’s own Heritage Red Wine, which was once much more concentrated and pushed. Sadly, yields are down 30% in 2017.
RP92+92+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
The 2017 Bedrock Heritage comes from a vineyard planted in 1888 to a field blend of 27 varieties. It has a medium ruby-purple color and gives up aromas of tar, tilled soil, dried tea leaves, white peach and red and black berries with blue fruit preserves plus pepper and floral tinges. The palate is medium to full-bodied and dense with earth-tinged fruits. It has a chewy frame and juicy freshness to lift that density, finishing very long. This is still tightly wound and could use another couple years in bottle.
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VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2018
Succulent dark cherry, tobacco, spice, cedar and leather flesh out in the 2016 Zinfandel Oakley Road Vineyard. Expressive aromatics give the wine shape and expansiveness that is matched by the raciness of the sweet, pliant fruit. Exuberant and forward, with terrific depth and fine balance, the Zinfandel is a winner from Joel Peterson.
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Jun 2018
From vines planted in the 1890s, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Zinfandel Oakley Road Vineyard rocks up with an incredibly spicy nose of cloves, cinnamon stick and anise over a core of prunes, raisin cake and sandalwood with a waft of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with berry preserves and exotic spices notes, with a lively line and chewy tannins, finishing with lingering dried fruit nuances. 150 cases produced.
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Valravn Sonoma County Zinfandel

2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 85461

VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2020
The 2018 Zinfandel is racy and exuberant, with tons of varietal character. This stylish, budget-friendly red hits all the right notes. Succulent red fruit, mint, cedar and sweet floral notes flesh out in a delicious, affordable wine that over-delivers — big time.

United States | California | Sonoma County

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Fly By Zinfandel

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 92428

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1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel

Batch No. 88
2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 81049

United States | California

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Saxon Brown Zinfandel, Fighting Brothers

2014 / 750 ml.

Item #: 93117

RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Feb 2017
Deep garnet in color, the 2014 Zinfandel Fighting Brothers offers an abundance of black fruit preserves and blueberry pie notes plus underlying spice cake, incense and chocolate box hints. The richly fruited, full-bodied palate is packed with dried berries and spice layers, framed by velvety tannins and much needed freshness, which contributes a lively lift to the weighty finish.
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2017
Ripe raspberry and briary sage aromas open to plump, sweet-sour flavors of cherry and licorice. Drink now through 2022. 300 cases made. (Tim Fish)
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Mauritson Zinfandel

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 93272

RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 14th Jul 2022
The medium ruby colored 2019 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley boasts an alluring mélange of spicy red and black cherries and berries on the nose, plus touches of cracked pepper, potpourri, aniseed and underbrush. The palate is full-bodied, spicy and layered, with grainy tannins and juicy acidity highlighting the spicy accents on the long finish. (Erin Brooks)
WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 10/1/2021
From a selection of grower vineyards and blended with 15% Petite Sirah, this is a widely accessible and desirable wine that shows notes of crushed rock and dried herb. Concentrated flavors of blackberry and cherry combine well to offer richness and plenty of reward. (Virginie Boone)
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Rosé Wines

Rosé is loved for its refreshing, easy-drinking style, perfect for sipping al fresco on warm days and balmy evenings. It offers the crisp, thirst-quenching qualities of a white wine, with some of the depth and fruit character more commonly associated with red wines. 

What type of wine is Rosé?

Rosé is neither a white wine nor a red wine, but somewhere in between. Rosés are made from red wine grapes, but the juice has only brief contact with the pigmented grape skins, resulting in the signature pink color. 

Rosé can be made in a few different ways:

  • Maceration method: Red grapes are crushed, and the juice remains in contact with the skins for a short period, usually 12–24 hours, until the desired color is achieved.
  • Saignée method: In the early stages of red wine fermentation, a portion of the juice is “bled” off, resulting in a lightly colored Rosé.
  • Blending method: Sparkling Rosé wines from regions like Champagne are made by blending a small amount of red wine into a white wine.

Which grape varieties are used in Rosé wine?

Any red grape can be used to make Rosé wine, though some are more commonly preferred. In Provence, the heartland of Rosé, the classic grapes are Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Syrah. These grapes are well-suited to the warm Mediterranean climate and produce pale, dry Rosés with delicate red fruit and floral notes.

Other popular grapes for Rosé include Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Many Rosés are made from a blend of grapes, allowing winemakers to fine-tune the final wine’s color, aroma, and flavor profile.

Is Rosé wine sweet or dry?

Most wines labeled Rosé are dry. The driest Rosés come from Provence and other classic European regions like Sancerre, Rioja, and Tuscany. These wines are crisp and refreshing, with bright acidity and minimal residual sugar.

On the other end of the spectrum, some New World producers, particularly in California, make sweeter styles of Rosé with noticeable residual sugar. These wines are often, although not always, labeled as "Blush wine” rather than Rosé.

What’s the difference between Rosé and Blush wine?

The terms “Rosé” and “Blush” are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference. Rosé is the traditional term for dry pink wines, particularly those from Europe. Blush wine typically refers to sweeter pink wines.

Blush wines are made from red grapes but are significantly sweeter than traditional dry Rosés. They often have pronounced candied fruit flavors. White Zinfandel is the most well-known example of a blush wine.

Rosé food pairings

Rosé’s combination of refreshing acidity, moderate alcohol, and red fruit character makes it a great match for a wide range of dishes. Some classic pairings include:

  • Seafood: Dry Rosés are a natural match for favorites like oysters, shrimp cocktails, and crudo. They also pair beautifully with grilled fish, lobster, and ceviche.
  • Salads: The bright acidity in Rosé complements green salads, especially those with fruit or citrus elements. 
  • Mediterranean cuisine: Rosé is a staple in Mediterranean regions like Provence and Corsica. It’s a perfect pairing for dishes like pissaladière, bouillabaisse, and ratatouille.
  • Spicy foods: Off-dry Rosés can help tame the heat in spicy dishes like Thai curries, Sichuan stir-fries, and Mexican food.
  • Grilled meats: Fuller-bodied Rosés have enough heft to withstand grilled chicken, pork, and even burgers. Their fruitiness also complements barbecue sauces.
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Rosé wine serving suggestions

To get the most enjoyment out of your Rosé, follow these serving tips:

  • Chill it well: Rosé is best served chilled, around 45–55°F. This helps keep the flavors crisp and refreshing. Don’t overchill, though, or you’ll mute the delicate aromas.
  • Use the right glass: A medium-sized white wine glass works well for Rosé. Avoid champagne flutes, as they don’t allow enough air contact to open up the wine’s bouquet.
  • Don’t age it: Rosés are not meant for aging. Drink them young, within a year or two of the vintage date, to enjoy their fresh, vibrant flavors.

Alternatives to Rosé wine

If you enjoy the refreshing, easy-drinking style of Rosé but want to branch out, here are a few other wines to try:

  • Vinho Verde: These light Portuguese whites offer similar thirst-quenching acidity and lower alcohol.
  • Pinot Grigio: Crisp, citrusy Italian Pinot Grigios make a great alternative to Rosé on a hot day.
  • Beaujolais: Light, juicy reds from Gamay grapes, served slightly chilled, give a similar fruity, refreshing effect as Rosé.
  • Txakoli: These effervescent Basque wines, made from the Hondarrabi Zuri grape, are bone-dry and uber-refreshing with a slight spritz.