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The Week in Zinfandel (5/28/18)

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 Lodi’s Mettler Family and Chef Bradley Ogden Team up for a Culinary Tour de Force. Alder Yarrow reviews the 2016 Ridge Geyserville. Grapelive reviews the 2016…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch – 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 . They have also added their first whites, two blends from historic, old-vine vineyards plus Sonoma County’s…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/31/17)

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! Ray Isle writes 50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust. New Hampshire Wine Man reviews the 2014 Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Zinfandel. Palate Press reviews the 2012…

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2009 Williams Selyem Zinfandel Papera Ranch – Bottle Notes

Williams Selyem Winery began when Ed Selyem and Burt Williams started making wine as a hobby in 1979 in Forestville, California. Their first commercial release was in 1981, and in less than two decades they created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Setting a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking, they put Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley at the forefront…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/3/16)

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! Rockin Red Blog writes Cookouts, Zinfandel and America’s Independence. Adriatic Blue writes How Zinfandel Found Its Long Lost Family. Jim Gordon writes 5 Places to Visit in…

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2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch – 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. Papera Vineyard is situated in the Russian…

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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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