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The Week in Zinfandel (1/14/19)

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 writes Wine of the week: Robert Biale, 2017 R.W. Moore Vineyard, Napa Valley Zinfandel. Virginia Boone writes A Beginner’s Guide to Mendocino & Lake County’s Wines. Jessica Zimmer…

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The Week in Zinfandel (1/7/19)

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 Four 2018 Wine Grape Lessons (Part 2). Vino-sphere writes Right Now Canned Wine Takes Aim At Millennial Wine Market. Hogshead Wine Blog writes “There is no such…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2010 Turley Zinfandel Dragon 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 Hartford Family Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine

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 January Zinfandel of the Month is the 2016 Hartford Family Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/31/18)

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. Mike Dunne writes Great Quotes from Nearly 40 Years on the Wine Beat. Ruth Logsdone writes Zin-tastic! What’s Special about West Coast Zinfandels? Jim Gordon writes How to Keep…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/24/18)

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 Our Best (That is, Most Educational) Blogs of 2018. Big Hammer Wines writes What Does it take to Make a Great Zinfandel? Have Wine Will…

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2014 Brown Estate Zinfandel – 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 (12/17/18)

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. Now And Zin Wine writes Dry Creek Valley Zin via Kokomo. Michael Perlis writes Perlis Picks: Mauritson. Vinography reviews the 2012 Easton Zinfandel Rinaldi Vineyard. Wine Enthusiast writes…

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2011 Black Sears Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

In 1979, Joyce Black and Jerre Sears purchased a one-of-a-kind property at the top of Howell Mountain. In 1997, Joyce and Jerre began producing very small quantities of estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for their new Black Sears label, a few hundred cases per vintage. For twelve years, winemaker Ted Lemon called the Black Sears winery home, producing both the…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/10/18)

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. Hogshead Wine Blog writes “How Long Will Our Red Wines Last? I Don’t Know”. Into Wine reviews the 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard. Wine Enthusiast…

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