Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 Trentadue Old Patch Red – Bottle Notes

In 1959, the Trentadue family purchased 208 acres of land in Sonoma County’s then remote Alexander Valley. Trentadue Winery was founded in 1969 and currently makes a vast array of wines. Miro Tcholakov is theVice President of Winemaking Operations. The 2016 OPR Red is predominately Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah and Carignane from a vineyard that dates back to 1896.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (3/11/19)

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. Mike Dunne writes Randy Caparoso Gets to the Root of what Distinguishes Lodi. Wine Enthusiast writes Celebrate Paso Robles’ 130th Anniversary with These Wines. Reverse Wine Snob writes…

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The Week in Zinfandel (3/4/19)

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 Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel. Elin McCoy writes Regional Profile: Howell Mountain. Randy Caparoso writes New Things (and Incredible Values) Afoot at Oak…

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The Week in Zinfandel (2/25/19)

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 Do Lodi Zinfandels Age? Frank Talk Over Old Wines with Legendary Winemakers. Costco Wine Blog reviews the 2016 Cline Cellars Zinfandel Ancient Vines. Cat Wolinski…

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2010 Turley Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Turley now makes right around 50 separate wines from 47 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking at Turley and…

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Zinfandel of the Month – 2016 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Bacigalupi 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 March Zinfandel of the Month is the 2012 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyard. Wonderment Wines was founded…

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The Week in Zinfandel (2/18/19)

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 Three Wine Zinfandel Evangelho Vineyard. Peg Melnik writes Wine of the Week: Martinelli 2016 Zinfandel. Michelle Williams writes The Lucky Break That Launched…

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2013 Ridge Geyserville – Bottle Notes

Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. Ridge makes Cabernet,…

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