White Zinfandel

Two Vintners

Stone Tree Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Tasting a more recent vintage, 460 cases produced, 16.7% alc/vol (seriously?!) So how does it compare with previous vintages? Purple red, highly extracted pigment. Wood in nose, wood, black cherry and black currant in mouth initially. Letting it breathe... Mint and blackberry flavors emerge after 30 minutes, and there’s got to be some RS in this. Well made, balanced, surprisingly not hot or alcoholic (which explains the sweet fruitiness), slightly syrupy in mouthfeel. A really nice wine. Reminds me why, growing up, Zin was always my favorite. Moderate chewy tannins emerge after 60 minutes, but acceptably so; they later dissipate. Fresh fig and tar emerge after that, greatness! Makes me wonder if, with global warming, the future of Zinfandel is here in the Pacific Northwest — 4 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review!🍷Good notes. 📝

Ravenswood Winery

Teldeschi Single Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Hints of oak, good oak and smoke on the nose. Doesn’t seem like #zinfandel seems more like old vine #grenache #garnacha #ravenswood — 14 hours ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel

Ahhhh this was so damn tasty!!!! Super clean, delineated, rich black fruits with perfectly balanced acidity. Mouth watering delights abound. I could see this getting even better. This was a stunner. — 11 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2013

Loaded brambly fruit overwhelmed our braised short rib. Reserve for grilled meats or cream sauces. Still, a fruit bomb I can get behind. — 6 days ago

Diana Cho
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Diana Cho

Diana Cho

Dark ruby and bold mouth feel. Too big for our braised short ribs, but decently structured for the truffle Mac & cheese. Ridge never disappoints. We will just need to pair it better next time.
8.9

Cosentino Winery

Reserve Zinfandel Napa Valley 2018

Good vintage. Black cherry, raspberry jam, cinnamon, white pepper, and toffee. One of Cosentino's better wines — 8 days ago

Turley

Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel 2002

Josh M
9.4

I had my doubts, and I’m glad I didn’t hold it a day longer, but this is lovely now. Deep transparent ruby, with a musty perfume of ripe red and purple fruits, raisins, fruit leather, a little balsamic note and allspice. Fruit on the palate is stewed but vibrant, with some orange peel bitterness adding complexity on the finish. Decanted off sediment, but didn’t need any time to air.. very delicate and aromatically open at this point. — 10 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nothing better than well-aged Zinfandel 👍
Josh M

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@Severn Goodwin I hadn’t tried any nearly this old before, but found some vintage Turley on sale at blacksmith wines for less than the cost of current release, so it was a no-brainer! Always nice to try something new.

Ravenswood Winery

Old Hill Sonoma Valley Zinfandel 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

Love it! Pure #zin #zinfandel really feeling the groove here. Can age. Pure #sonoma #oldvines — 14 hours ago

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Chronic Cellars

Purple Paradise Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018

I thought I would do something fun this Halloween season and post some “creepy” wines and pair them with some fun cheese. This is a nice blend from Paso Robles, medium body, dark garnet in color. Very tannic with notes of rhubarb and raspberry. I wish I could eat this cheese by the mouthful. It’s a Wensleydale cheese from the UK with strawberry and Prosecco. So sweet, it really offsets the tannins in the wine. 💀🍷🧀 — 9 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Ooh! I like this wine and spooky glass setting. 👻 Cool glass!💀
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Sharon B Nice! Sounds delicious@
Danielle

Danielle

Love it! That cheese sounds amazing too!

Owl Ridge Wines

Hunted Lodi Zinfandel 2018

I don’t normally drink Zinfandel but this one to me tastes nothing like a Zin. It’s very big and bold with a very high alcohol content. — a day ago

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Sharon B

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@MaJ CappS that would be interesting to read up on! Thanks!
Sharon B

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@MaJ CappS that would be interesting to read up on! Thanks!
Sharon B

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@MaJ CappS that would be interesting to read up on! Thanks!

Rock Wall Wine Co.

Harris-Kratka Zinfandel 2017

Dark, deep purple color. Lovely aroma of roses, ripe red/black plums and wood-stove. Flavors are elegant and meaty. Some savory, chewy parts and plenty of bing cherry. Also has an inky streak. This is a great cooler climate Zin. Drinks a bit like Merlot, but has a hazelnut or chestnut thing that sings pure Zin. — 14 days ago

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