Shenandoah Vineyards

Special Reserve Amador County Zinfandel 2017

Smells delicious but a bit lighter body than you would expect, hot alcohol and a bit jammy as it’s lacking tartness. For a value #zinfandel I like the Bogel I’ve tasted recently much better. That being said, Scott Harvey sets the standard for Amador County Zins. — 9 days ago

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Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2017


#oldvines #zinfandel #californiawine — 3 months ago

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Dashe Cellars

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016


I’m over #zinfandel I’ve really tried many with much hope and yet I’ve almost never been happily surprised. This is a lovely expression and yet it doesn’t do it for me. I prefer #garnacha from Spain. — 8 months ago

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Carol Shelton Wines

Wild Thing Cox Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

Funky cinnamon-plums, baked apples, carrot cake and blackberries. Wild strawberries, sloe berries, sweet, black pepper, blueberry muffin and pencil tip scents. Lean and meaty black currant, sour cherry and blackberry with grape leaves, black plum reduction and fig. Satisfying and multi-textured! #zinfandel #CarolShelton #Mendocino #Healdsburg #oldvine — a year ago

Bogle Vineyards

Old Vine California Zinfandel 2015

Jammy bramble fruit, cherry, oaky vanilla and a touch of white pepper on the nose. Fruit-forward character carries through in your mouth, peppery zing continues plus finish featuring dark chocolate but plenty of lush tartness for balance and nice tannin structure. Admirably restrained use of oak by Bogel at this price point; for $8 at Total Wine I can’t imagine a better QPR #zinfandel . — a month ago

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Capital Z Zinfandel 2018

I didn’t have high expectations for this value #lodi #zinfandel. Blackberry jam aromas dominate. In the mouth there’s the expected rich briar fruit flood but it’s quickly followed by nice acid structure, dark chocolate and coffee notes mid-palate, faint warming spices and tongue-coating tannins on the long finish. It is unexpectedly quaffable and a dandy value at $11 from #wsjwineclub — 4 months ago

Mantra Wines

Palm Reader Proprietary Red Blend 2016

.@mantrawine Deep, rich, dark fruit, boysenberry, plum, tobacco, spice. Delicious! Available now at the #Danville @costco for under $20!!! A blend of #Zinfandel, #CabSauv, #Syrah, and #Merlot — a year ago

Matt Parish

The 24 Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2018

The scent of black fruit explodes out of the bottle. In the glass, the nose has blackberries, spicce, and tobacco. The palate is juicy and fruity with black fruit and spice.
— 2 months ago

Karen Birmingham

Reserve Lodi Zinfandel 2017

#Zinfandel The nose is nonexistent but burns with alcohol. The palate is ripe, round black plums, and pepper with a little acidity in the finish. Medium-bodied. Good with spicy meatballs, tomato sauce, and mozzarella. — 2 months ago


Napa Valley Zinfandel 2013


Pretty amazing to taste a 2013 #zinfandel in 2019 and find it still alive and kicking and #wellbalanced There’s something to be said here about wines. With a sense of place and defending “native” varietals. — a year ago

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Ryan gilbert

Ryan gilbert

I just opened the same bottle and vintage earlier this month and was really pleasantly surprised by the condition. Better than the last bottle I drank a couple years ago.