Oakville Winery

Oakville Zinfandel 2017

This is a delicious Zinfandel from Napa Valley. Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, mocha, black coffee, cola and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with a tangy finish.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, balance itself out and remove the jaminess. Good right out of the bottle too.

Very enjoyable by itself or with food like a burger and fries.

Aged for 12 months in American oak barrels. 100% Zinfandel grapes.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 3 days ago

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Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 1999

This was surprisingly good. Still very much alive and not anywhere on its down-slop yet. So many layers, went perfect with BBQ — 2 days ago

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Renwood Winery

Premier Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

Not s a whole lot of oak, velvety with some nice fruit but not jammy. I’d rate this as a good value. — a day ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Good Zin producer

J. Dusi

Dante Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

2nd time having this wine amazing boysenberry fruit and black pepper spice good acidity looking to buy more for the price — 11 days ago

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2016 Dante Dusi Vineyard

Sky Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Zinfandel 2013

I am a perpetual groupie of mountain wine and the Mt Veeder definitely got my attention. Sure enough there’s a mayacamas connection with this winemaker. Happy to report it doesn’t disappoint on the rugged mountain character. Tannins are burly but this is less about ripe jammy fruit and more about high toned raspberry, violets, hibiscus, blood orange, leather and dried herbs. The mayacamas of Zinfandel? Sure. Right up there with the best of Ridge and Bedrock on my list of top Zins — 3 days ago

Tom, Adam and 12 others liked this


Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

One of my favorite Turley Zin vineyards. Always a soft, fruit and flower forward expression. Springtime BBQs in a glass. Drinks well young too. — 5 days ago

Shay, Severn and 8 others liked this

McGah Family Cellars

Scarlett Zinfandel 2017

***This is the new PETITE SIRAH***

So glad they started making this. This is my 2nd favorite wine they make (behind the cab). 93
— 6 days ago

Severn, P and 23 others liked this
Jason and Jennie

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@Laura Purdy nice! Interested in your thoughts.
Jason and Jennie

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach for smoke taint or other concerns?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Just an overall bad year for Napa based on so called professional reviews, so I skipped most. I’m enjoying the older bottles from auctions nowadays.

Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2018

Zin goodness. Classic Zin goodness. It’s like the well worn blue jeans of Zins. Comfortable, friendly, familiar and casual. That’s a lie I hate blue jeans and really like this wine but I hear normal people do like jeans, very blueberry, vanilla scented, and there’s so raisins and licorice to boot. Oh maybe this is the perfect pair well-worn boots. As opposed to jean. Yeah that’s it.
On another note, has anyone actually worn blue jeans or boots since pandemic?
— 10 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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@Vasanth Balakrishnan nice, yeah you gotta love a good zin!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Ran out of 😷 so I used cut up blue jeans with some leather from the boots instead.
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach oh good as long as you have a glass of Zin on the side you should be okay

Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel 2012

Full and ripe without going overboard. Dark, brambly fruit, black pepper, tobacco, vanilla. Not the most complex wine but very delicious. This is in the zone at 8 years old. — 8 days ago

David, Dawn and 5 others liked this

Grgich Hills Estate

Miljenko's Old Vines Napa Valley Zinfandel 2013

Boom 💥. This is all I need right now. I love a nice Zin that doesn’t throw too much heat, or too much jam. This is a superb one, and brings all of the good stuff. — 10 days ago

Tom, P and 8 others liked this

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@Deborah M Deborah Cheers 🍷