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The Week in Zinfandel (11/11/19)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2016 Fritz Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley. Eric Asimov writes And Now the Easy Part: Select Thanksgiving Wines. Peg Melnik writes Wine of…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Brown Estate Zinfandel Rosemary’s Block – Bottle Notes

In 1980, The Brown Family acquired land in the hills east of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. In 1995 they decided to make wine under their own label. The following year the first vintage of Zinfandel was produced and subsequently they have added Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah to their lineup. First and foremost, Brown Estate is…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/4/19)

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 2014 Edmeades Zinfandel Perli Vineyards. The San Francisco Chronicle writes Tour Through Old Vine Zinfandel in Lodi. Costco Wine Blog writes Our Highest…

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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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2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle 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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2012 Turley Zinfandel Judge Bell – 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 28 separate wines from 35 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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Top 10 Zinfandels Tasted in 2019

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 2019 and…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/28/19)

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 Tiny Stonum Vineyards is Poised to Become One of Lodi’s Latest Prestige Wineries. Rebecca Robinson writes Updates on Sonoma County – So Grateful to First…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Ravenswood Zinfandel Big River – 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 (10/21/19)

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. Peg Melnik reviews the 2016 Bella Grace Vineyards Zinfandel Amador County Old Vine. Loren Sonkin reviews the Limerick Lane Zinfandel Block 1910. Esther Mobley writes Kincade Fire Threatens…

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