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The Week in Zinfandel (1/20/20)

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. Vino-sphere writes Jeff Runquist and the Quest for Authentic Excellence in Wine. Caspernick’s Blog reviews the 2016 Cameron Hughes Zinfandel Lot 636. Randy Caparoso writes What do Restaurant…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2012 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 (1/13/20)

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. Meg Maker reviews the 2015 Quivira Zinfandel Anderson Ranch Dry Creek Valley. Visit Calistoga writes 15 Wineries in Calistoga Where You Can Enjoy Zinfandel. Esther Mobley writes “I’m…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 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. Paul Draper recently retired…

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The Week in Zinfandel (1/6/20)

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. Randy Caparoso writes Marking 10 Years of lodiwine.com Blogs With Our 10 Most Revealing Posts. Dallas Wine Chick writes Ushering out the Decade with Stellar Holiday Samples. On…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch – 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. Papera Vineyard is situated in the Russian…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/30/19)

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 New Wine Grapes Resistant to Pierce’s Disease. Tom Wark writes These are 10 Wines you Need to Keep on Hand for a Better…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Pagani Ranch – 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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The Week in Zinfandel (12/23/19)

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 Enthusiast writes 10 More Big, Heavy Red Wines to Drink While You Hide Under a Blanket. Hawk Wakawka Wine Blog writes Visits to Lodi Over 2019. Hogshead…

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