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The Week in Zinfandel (10/8/18)

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. Now And Zin Wine writes Old-Style Zin from Dry Creek Valley. Randy Caparoso writes Leaf and Vine: Love of Lodi inspires Another Napa Based Independent. Mike Dunne writes Explore Mendocino…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/1/18)

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. Cuvee Corner Wine Blog writes Lodi Uncorked: Klinker Brick Winery. The Wall Street Journal writes Veterinarian From Minnesota Tried Making Wine at Home and Became a Star. Pull That…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/24/18)

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. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel. Josh Raynolds writes Paso Robles 2016 & 2015: New Releases. Peg Melnik writes Wine Picks: With…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/17/18)

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 Physical Impact of Soil and Selection on Lodi Zinfandels. Joe Roberts writes The Good Sh*t (Biodynamic Preparations At Troon Vineyard). Isaac Baker review the 2016…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/10/18)

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. Alder Yarrow reviews the 2016 Limerick Lane Cellars Rocky Knoll Zinfandel. Esther Mobley writes While Other Wineries Sell, Martinelli Makes the Hard Choice to Keep a Vineyard in the…

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The 2018 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings

Welcome to the 6th, annual installment, of the Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings. The intent behind the list is to rank wineries based on the buzz and excitement they create in the wine collecting crowd. The rankings are entirely subjective based on my observations on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Wine Spectator, WineBerserkers, WineBid and Cellartracker. Factors such as demand for…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/3/18)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2014 Grgich Hills Zinfandel. 1WineDude reviews the 2015 Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel. Fred Swan writes 24 California Zinfandel Well Worth Trying. Allison Levine…

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The Week in Zinfandel (8/27/18)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2015 Ravenswood Zinfandel Big River. Great Northwest Wine reviews the 2015 Tendril Wine Cellars Zinfandel Child’s Play. Randy Caparoso writes Jessie’s Grove’s Royal Tee…

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An Afternoon at Carlisle Winery

I had the opportunity earlier this week to pay a visit to Carlisle Winery and catch up with Mike Officer. I’ve been on the Carlisle mailing list for almost 15 years. The first vintage I purchased was the ’02’s. Despite having corresponded over the years via email this was my first time meeting Mike in person and my first time…

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