Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (12/21/20)

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 2018 Cameron Hughes Wines Lot 730 Zinfandel. Joe Roberts writes Wine in the Time of Coronovirus, Part 19: Call of the Wild (Kenwood…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Mike and Kendall Officer. Their passion is clear: Small lots of Zinfandel and Syrah from exceptional, historic vineyards. Many of these vineyards are heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants and date back to the late 1800s . Carlisle also recently released their first Cabernet Sauvignon from Montecillo Vinyard and a Russian River…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list. The November Zinfandel of the Month is the 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard. Bedrock Wine Co. was…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock is expanding rapidly, but I think the best of the best are the ancient vineyard Zinfandels, Morgan is clearly passionate about. Monte Rosso was planted in the 1880’s…

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The Week in Zinfandel (5/29/17)

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. Cheers! Randy Caparoso writes Challenges and Surprises in “Lodi vs. World” Blind Tasting. Joie de Vivre Blog writes A Beginners Guide to Zinfandel. Red Wine Cats writes Drink…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Some New Zinfandels for Memorial Day

In a first here at Zinfandel Chronicles Headquarters I gave into the cry to open all three bottles featured in the May Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. It is worth noting that the 2013 Amapola Creek Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard was the actual winner with the Novy Zinfandel Papera Ranch Vineyard coming in second and the 2013 Joseph Swan…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – Some New Zinfandels

The May installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Zinfandels that have not been reviewed on this site since its inception over 5 years ago. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on…

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Cellar Management

Prioritizing the Carlisle Mailer

With the arrival yesterday of the Carlisle mailer so began the semi-annual struggle of deciding what wines to buy from one of my very favorite producers. This mailer, with 13 different wines, included two whites, two Syrahs, a Petite Sirah and 8 different Zinfandels. What makes this particular mailer somewhat unique is it is the last vintage for a couple…

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Top 10 Zinfandels Tasted in 2016

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 2016. The…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – Bottle Notes

The 2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard was the winning bottle in the April installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for one hour. Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock…

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