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The Week in Zinfandel (12/3/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Hogshead Wine Blog writes An Afternoon with Mature Wine – Old Cali Back Labels. Peg Melnik writes A Zin that Pays Tribute to the Past. St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/26/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. ENOFYLZ Wine Blog reviews the 2014 Fields Family Wines Zinfandel Stampede Vineyard. Randy Caparoso writes National Zinfandel Day Technical Workshop Takes a Keen, Sobering Look at the Future of…

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Top 10 Zinfandels Tasted in 2018

It is the time of the year where every wine blogger publishes their lists of Wines of the Year or Values of the Year, etc. Although I try to blog about all the wines I taste it is clear that Zinfandel is definitely my grape of choice. With that in mind here are my top 10 Zinfandels of 2018 and…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/19/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. ENOFYLZ Wine Blog reviews the 2014 Ridge Vinyards Jimsomare Zinfandel. Gus Clemens reviews the 2015 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Hill Vineyard. Randy Caparoso writes The Wine Spectator Gives Credence to…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/12/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes Maître de Chai Finds “New California” Wine in Lodi’s Clements Hills. Wine Folly writes 20 Fantastic Thanksgiving Wines (2018 Edition). Eric Asimov writes Thanksgiving Wines: A…

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All Roads Do Not Lead to Burgundy

There is an expression among us wine collectors that goes “all roads lead to Burgundy.” The saying is based around the conventional wisdom that as collectors mature and their palates mature they transition from flashy, fruit forward wines like Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Old Vine Zinfandel to the complex, thought provoking Chardonnay and Pinot…

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Updates from Rivers-Marie

A couple weeks ago my wife and I had a chance to sit down and taste with Will Segui of Rivers-Marie. For the record, Will is the only employee at Rivers-Marie. Members of the mailing list probably know him best for handling allocations and customer service. We met Will at the Mending Wall Winery on the Silverado Trail. Thomas Rivers…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/5/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes The Burlington Chandler Reds of Longtime Lodi Natives Mark and Jan Burlington Chandler. Eric Asimov writes Even Bad Jokes can Make Good Thanksgiving Wines. Mike Dunne…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/29/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Wine Enthusiast writes Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2018. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2015 Seghesio Zinfandel Cortina. Bob Highfill writes Lodi Continues Efforts to Reach New Audiences.…

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