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Introducing Downstream Wines

Downstream is a partnership between Justin Smith of Saxum and Philippe Cambie, a consulting winemaker, primarily known for his work in the Southern Rhone. Downsteam will marry California’s Heritage varieties with Philippe’s extravagant style. The first Downstream cuvee will include James Berry Vineyard Mataro, Dusi Ranch Zinfandel, Paderewski Vineyard Zinfandel, Terry Hoage Vineyard Syrah, 4hearts Vineyard Petite Sirah and G2 Vineyard Grenache.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/8/19)

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 2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Heritage Vines. Tim Fish writes 8 Underdog California Zinfandels. Esther Mobley writes Wine and Barbecue, A Perfect Pairing.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/1/19)

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 A look at Lodi Wine from the Perspectives of an Influential Boomer vs. Savvy Millennial. Wine Folly writes 9 Sophisticated Date Night Wines (Under $30).…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/24/19)

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-Thoughts writes The Vineyards of Lodi – Historic Old Vine Zinfandel at Mohr-Fry Ranches. Peter Dean writes 10 Best California Zinfandel you need to have on your Buying…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/17/19)

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. Matt Villano writes Local Winemakers Pass the Baton to their Daughters. Tim Fish writes California’s Zin Zone. Laura Beausire writes How to Camp Through Wine Country. Dave McIntyre…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/10/19)

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 Award-Winning Lodi Zinfandel. Randy Caparoso writes The Wine Compass’ Opus on the Unique, Unusual and Unconventional Wines of Lodi. Eve Bushman writes Eve…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/3/19)

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 2016 Rock Wall Zinfandel Allegria Vineyard. Michelle Bigley writes In California’s Amador County, Spend a Weekend Sipping Zinfandel from Ancient Vines. Dan Berger…

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The Week in Zinfandel (5/27/19)

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 Lodi 101 (For True-Blue Lodi Wine Lovers). Shelby Vittek writes Four American Producers Rediscovering White Field Blends. Marissa Ross writes White Zin is in, Again:…

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The Week in Zinfandel (5/20/19)

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. Dallas Wine Chick writes For the Love of Lodi: A Region All About Multi-Generational Farming, Winemaking and Families. Reverse Wine Snob writes Delighting in the Dry Creek Valley.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (5/13/19)

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 Why Ancient Vines are so Wise, and you should not Miss ZinFest’s Phenomenal Zinfandel Blind Tasting. Stephen McConnell reviews the 2017 T-Vine Zinfandel Russian River…

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