Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 Bucklin Bambino Field Blend Old Hill Ranch – Bottle Notes

Bucklin Winery was founded in 2000 by the four Bucklin siblings: Arden, Kate, Ted and Will.  Will Bucklin has been a vintner for over 25 years, working in France, Australia, Sonoma, Mendocino and Oregon. Bucklin produces several Zinfandels, a Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and a White Field Blend. Old Hill Ranch is a historic jewel.  It was founded by William McPherson…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/16/19)

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. Reverse Wine Snob writes Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel – Rich and Savory. Randy Caparoso writes Portraits of Lodi’s Passionate Vignerons Over the Past Year (2019!). Keith Newton writes Great…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/9/19)

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. Esther Mobley writes 2019 Winemakers to Watch. Mass Live writes Wines Worth Splurging on this Holiday Season. Washington Wine Blog writes The Top 100 Wines of 2019. VinePair…

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Zinfandel of the Month – 2016 Mike & Molly Hendry Zinfandel R.W. Moore 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 December Zinfandel of the Month is the 2016 Mike & Molly Hendry Zinfandel R.W. Moore Vineyard. In 1939, Mike’s grandparents purchased 120 acres…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/2/19)

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. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard. Jeb Dunnuck writes Top 100 Red Wines of 2019. Wine Folly writes What’s Your Sign? Matching…

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2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County – 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 Kirschenmann 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 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 (11/25/19)

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. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2014 Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel. Randy Caparoso writes Thanksgiving Made Simple Thanks to Lodi Wine Country. The Wine Stalker writes Wine Quickie: The…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/18/19)

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 Why You Should Celebrate National Zinfandel Day with a Lodi Grown Zinfandel. Ken Ross writes Wine Press: Interview with Turley Wine Cellars founder Larry Turley.…

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Nation Zinfandel Day – 2015 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel

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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