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The Week in Zinfandel (3/23/20)

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. Rebecca Robinson writes Growing a Legend. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2017 Mettler Family Zinfandel Epicenter Old Vine. Hannah Selinger writes Exploring the Diverse, Terroir-Driven Wines of the…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

Alberto Rafanelli, an Italian immigrant, first founded A. Rafanelli Winery in the early 1900’s. It wasn’t until the early 70’s that Alberto’s son, Americo, came out with the present day label and started selling the wine commercially. David and Patty Rafanelli now run the winery and a 4th generation Rafanelli, their daughter Shelly, is the winemaker. The winery is perhaps…

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The Week in Zinfandel (3/16/20)

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. Isaac Baker writes Wine Reviews: Lodi, California. Tim Fish writes 10 Savory Zinfandels at 90+ Points. Randy Caparoso writes Recipe for Positive Shelter-in-Place Living with Lodi Zinfandel and…

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2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sodini 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. Sodini Vineyard is on Limerick Lane in…

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The Week in Zinfandel (3/9/20)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2017 V Sattui Zinfandel Mounts Vineyard. Virginie Boone writes Napa Winemakers’ After-Hours Passion Projects Fuel Creativity and Community. Randy Caparoso writes Precedent’s Latest…

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The Week in Zinfandel (3/2/20)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2017 Turley Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard. Napa Valley Register writes Zinfandel Weekend in Paso Robles March 20-22. Elin McCoy writes Great Deals in California…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2012 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 . Carlisle also recently released their first Cabernet Sauvignon from Montecillo Vinyard and a Russian River…

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2016 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines – 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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The Week in Zinfandel (2/24/20)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the Three Wine Zinfandel Red Label. Dan Dawson writes Choose Decoy for Tasty, Value, Local Wines. Isaac Baker reviews the 2017 Frank Family Vineyards…

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