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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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Zinfandel of the Month – 2014 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel Mayacamas Range

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 July Zinfandel of the Month is the 2014 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel Mayacamas Range. Storybook Mountain Vineyards…

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2017 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Vine Lodi – Bottle Notes

Ravenswood was founded in 1976 by Joel Peterson. The winery is a pioneer in producing single vineyard Zinfandels from some of Napa and Sonoma’s most treasured vineyards, including Dickerson, Old Hill, Cooke and Belloni. I used to visit Ravenswood in the summer, when they released their single vineyard wines. Back in the day they also served delicious barbecue on the deck out…

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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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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2011 Turley Zinfandel Duarte – 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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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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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi 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 . Expect to see a Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Montecillo Vinyard and a Russian River…

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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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