Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel
-- "Head-trained, dry farmed old vines are again the source for Bogle's Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of unsurpassed quality and intensity. This supple and mouth-filling vintage leads with juicy raspberry and ripe . . .
Candor Zinfandel Lot 1
-- "Great Zinfandel grapes grow in pockets all over the state, and the Hope
family have done their homework. This wine benefits from a combination
of hardy, gnarly old vines, some of them over 50 years old, and
exuberant new ones, all meticulously farmed. . . .
Four Vines Old Vine Cuvee Zinfandel 2006
-- The style of this California Zinfandel is plump, fruit forward, tart with some oak spice. The appearance is that of dark candy apple red with a slight haze. The aromas is loganberry, framboise, raisins, cola spice and caramelized oak. Medium-bodied and . . .
Joel Gott Zinfandel 2007
-- This is an expressive blend of classic, old zinfandel vineyards in the best grape-growing regions. Many of the vineyards are old, dry farmed, gnarly head-trained vines which produce concentrated fruit. This wine is dark ruby red color with . . .
JR Wine Big Dave's Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
-- Although keenly varietal in its unwavering fix on ripe berries and briar, this deep, optimally ripened Zin takes on an idiosyncratic note as it shows unconventional suggestions of meaty, Syrah-like spice. It is nicely stuffed on the palate with a long . . .
MonteVina Sierra Foothills Amador County Zinfandel 2005
-- "As Zinfandel should be, Montevina 2005 Sierra Foothills Zin is all
about berry fruit and spice. Red currants and raspberries swirl with
gentle hints of pepper and baking spices. Soft tannins fade away on a
drizzle of raspberry sauce. Pair Montevina . . .
Orin Swift Cellars "Saldo"
-- "This recalls those great old California field blends, but with more polish and structure. Aromas of smoky boysenberry and cracked pepper lead to layered, zesty flavors of plum, tobacco and anise. Drink now through 2013." - Wine Spectator, 91 pts
Rock River Zinfandel 2006
-- This highly recognized value brand offers a wide range of varietals Winemaking talent is a crucial part of the recipe here, the wimemakers are top players in the field, who also produce luxury priced wines under other, well respected labels.
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Rosenblum Cellars Redwood Valley Annette's Reserve Zinfandel 2005
-- "The outstanding 2005 Zinfandel Annette’s Reserve (80% Zinfandel, 15%
Petite Sirah, and 5% Carignan) exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in
addition to notes of licorice, black cherries, currants, earth, and
spice box. Richly fruity and medium to full-bodied . . .
Rosenblum Cellars Rockpile Road Vineyard Zinfandel
-- This awesome Zinfandel is always highly lauded in the wine community! We just got the 2006 vintage and can't wait to try it. For a hit, read the reviews of the 2005..."The top wine in this portfolio is the 2005 Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard, a blend . . .
Rosenblum Cellars Vintner's Cuvee XXXI NV
-- The lovely, bright, jammy cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of black pepper and spice are the main focus of this fruit-forward wine. It is a very friendly, drinkable, zesty style Zinfandel at a very affordable price.Cheese Pairings: Italian . . .
Shenandoah Vineyards Special Reserve Zinfandel 2007
-- This lovely wine is a rich example of the "Armador" Zinfandel Style. The aromas are reminiscent of ripe blackberries, cherries, and cocoa. The wine is full-bodied and only moderately tannic. The wine is a perfect match for roasts, steak and rich sauces . . .
Sobon Estate Amador County Hillside Zinfandel 2007
-- “Great Value from Amador county.… This red boasts an alluring bouquet of dark fruit and cocoa. Bright and ripe fruit explodes on the palate, with flavors of blackberries, black cherry and spice.” BEVERAGE DYNAMICS, JAN. 2009
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THE ZIN - M. Cosentino
-- This is a wonderful California Zin. It's big, bold and full of the luschious dark fruit that then expands onto the pallate with that pepper and spice that makes good California Zin truly remarkable.
Deep, Dense, fruit forward and honestly . . .
Wild Hog Zin JMR Vineyard Talmage 2004
-- "Since 1998 this wine has pleased big Zin lovers. Once again it’s a BIG Zin. Blackberries and smoke on the nose. Big, rich, full and smooth, this wine has plum, blueberries, and pomegranate on the palate. It has a long, smooth, creamy finish. Great balance, . . .