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Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is grown in over 10 percent of California vineyards. DNA analysis has revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grapes Crljenak Kaštelanski and Tribidrag, as well as to the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in PUglia (the "heel" of Italy), where it was introduced in the 18th century. The grape found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century, where it became known by variations of the name "Zinfandel", a name which is probably of Austrian origin. Zinfandel typically produces a robust red wine, as the grape's high sugar content can be fermented into levels of alcohol exceeding 15 percent

These days, Zinfandel production is largely confined to Central and Northern California, where subtle differences play out in the wines, depending on which micro-climate they come from, and the age of the vines. Zinfandel vines in California are often some of the oldest around. The most exceptional AVAs for the varietal also display their own unique character in the wines. Sonoma County has perhaps the two most recognizable Zinfandel-producing AVAs in the U.S. in the hot Dry Creek Valley and the more temperate Russian River Valley. Wines from the former tend to display intensely ripe blackberry and a zesty, peppery edge to the full-bodied texture, while the latter produces more elegantly-styled wines with a balanced, red fruit profile and lower alcohol than those from hotter regions. Paso Robles Zinfandel is known for deep, explosive fruit but with a rounder, softer texture than wines from further north.

Primitivo wines from Italy vary in style depending on where they're grown, but in almost all cases, they are far more rustic and old school than California Zinfandels, with more pronounced pepper notes as well as leathery and stewed fruit qualities from the hottest regions in the far south of the country.

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95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): ...exuberant bouquet of sweet cherries, blackberries and plums, with subtle hints of the licorice and spice to come with age, and a subtle framing of sweet new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and layered, with a lovely core of ripe,… ...
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Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County 2016  (#332685)

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

[ 95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): ...exuberant bouquet of sweet cherries, blackberries and plums, with subtle hints of the licorice and spice to come with age, and a subtle framing of sweet new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and layered, with a lovely core of ripe, succulent fruit and beautifully fine-grained structuring tannins. The finish is long and pure... Zinfandel dominates at 73%, followed by 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouschet. Drink: 2020-2033. (May 2018) ] 95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): ...exuberant bouquet of sweet cherries, blackberries and plums, with subtle hints of the licorice and spice to come with age, and a subtle framing of sweet new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied,…

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95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): A blend of 89% Zinfandel mixed with about eight different other varieties, from vines planted in 1926, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch offers up a pronounced crème de cassis and blueberry pie nose with touches of camphor… ...
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Carlisle Zinfandel Russian River Valley Montafi Ranch 2016  (#331951)

Zinfandel from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): A blend of 89% Zinfandel mixed with about eight different other varieties, from vines planted in 1926, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch offers up a pronounced crème de cassis and blueberry pie nose with touches of camphor, cardamom and dusty soil. The palate is big, rich, full and fruity with loads of earthy notions and a plush texture, finishing with great freshness. 711 cases produced. Drink: 2018-2030. (Jun 2018) ] 95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): A blend of 89% Zinfandel mixed with about eight different other varieties, from vines planted in 1926, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch offers up a pronounced crème de…

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93 points Andrew Jefford (The World of Fine Wine): Deep black-red but translucent. Sweet, creamy, mellow scents: very sensual, beguiling, and attractive. Some secondary tobacco-y complexities here, too... On the paalte, this is a deliciously luxurious, amply ripened, and... has had the half-decade… ...
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Edmeades Zinfandel Mendocino County 2013  (#327812)

Zinfandel from Mendocino, North Coast, California

[ 93 points Andrew Jefford (The World of Fine Wine): Deep black-red but translucent. Sweet, creamy, mellow scents: very sensual, beguiling, and attractive. Some secondary tobacco-y complexities here, too... On the paalte, this is a deliciously luxurious, amply ripened, and... has had the half-decade it needs to get away from that very simple (though exciting) youth they all have and settle down into a more relaxed and more complex middle age. Buy with assurance for ample classicism. (Issue 60; 2018) ] 93 points Andrew Jefford (The World of Fine Wine): Deep black-red but translucent. Sweet, creamy, mellow scents: very sensual, beguiling, and attractive. Some secondary tobacco-y complexities here, too... On the paalte, this is a deliciously…

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95 points Connoisseurs' Guide: ...winemaker Joel Peterson has embarked on a new project making small-lot bottlings under the Once & Future label... This concentrated, wonderfully articulate wine exhibits the best that its site has to offer, and its combination of fruity depth and refined strength is… ...
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Once & Future Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard Frank's Block 2016  (#332542)

Zinfandel from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 95 points Connoisseurs' Guide: ...winemaker Joel Peterson has embarked on a new project making small-lot bottlings under the Once & Future label... This concentrated, wonderfully articulate wine exhibits the best that its site has to offer, and its combination of fruity depth and refined strength is striking. It is full and extracted and remarkably polished all at once with a profusion of blackberries and spice, and it is an eminently collectable effort of which every Zinfandel zealot should take note. (Jun 2018) ] 95 points Connoisseurs' Guide: ...winemaker Joel Peterson has embarked on a new project making small-lot bottlings under the Once & Future label... This concentrated, wonderfully articulate wine exhibits the best that its site has to offer, and its…

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Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn dominate; time in glass exposes more--dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and currants. More flavors add to the quality of the… ...
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Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert California 2017  (#333190)

Zinfandel from California

[ Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn dominate; time in glass exposes more--dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and currants. More flavors add to the quality of the blend--a visceral minerality and fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with puckering tannins, the wine bows out with finesse. Barrel aged 8 months in French oak (30% new). Alcohol 15.5%. ] Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn dominate; time in glass exposes more--dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and…

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90-93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2016 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard is bright and very nicely focused, with tons of aromatic lift and fine overall persistence. Lavender, mint, spice and dark cherry abound in this mid-weight, supremely elegant Zinfandel. The DuPratt is classy, understated and… ...
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Carlisle Zinfandel Mendocino Ridge DuPratt Vineyard 2016  (#331949)

Zinfandel from Mendocino, North Coast, California

[ 90-93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2016 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard is bright and very nicely focused, with tons of aromatic lift and fine overall persistence. Lavender, mint, spice and dark cherry abound in this mid-weight, supremely elegant Zinfandel. The DuPratt is classy, understated and flat-out delicious, all in a delicate style that will drink beautifully upon release. (Apr 2018) ] 90-93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2016 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard is bright and very nicely focused, with tons of aromatic lift and fine overall persistence. Lavender, mint, spice and dark cherry abound in this mid-weight, supremely elegant…

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94 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is 83% Zinfandel 10% Alicante Bouschet, and the balance Petite Sirah, all from the Sonoma Valley. This ripe, sexy, flamboyant beauty gives up a huge nose of sweet plums, melted licorice, violets, and dried herbs. It medium to full-bodied, has… ...
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Ridge Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Ranch 2015  (#330635)

Zinfandel from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 94 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is 83% Zinfandel 10% Alicante Bouschet, and the balance Petite Sirah, all from the Sonoma Valley. This ripe, sexy, flamboyant beauty gives up a huge nose of sweet plums, melted licorice, violets, and dried herbs. It medium to full-bodied, has juicy acidity, and is a bigger, richer styled wine compared to the slightly more elegant 2014. This beautiful, pure, powerful Zinfandel is ideal for drinking over the coming decade. (6/5/18) ] 94 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is 83% Zinfandel 10% Alicante Bouschet, and the balance Petite Sirah, all from the Sonoma Valley. This ripe, sexy, flamboyant beauty gives up a huge nose of sweet plums, melted licorice, violets,…

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90 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2016 Zinfandel Forcini Vineyard is a generous, fruity wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Bright, salivating acids give the fruit energy. There is terrific immediacy here. The Forcini is perhaps a touch simple next to the other wines in the range… ...
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Once & Future Zinfandel Russian River Valley Forcini Vineyard 2016  (#332541)

Zinfandel from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 90 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2016 Zinfandel Forcini Vineyard is a generous, fruity wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Bright, salivating acids give the fruit energy. There is terrific immediacy here. The Forcini is perhaps a touch simple next to the other wines in the range, but it is very nicely done just the same. Drink: 2018-2028. (Apr 2018) ] 90 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2016 Zinfandel Forcini Vineyard is a generous, fruity wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Bright, salivating acids give the fruit energy. There is terrific immediacy here. The Forcini is perhaps a…

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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard is powerful, rich and intense, as the wines often are here, and yet it also possesses striking aromatics and plenty of underlying structure. The Zinfandel is especially expressive today. Stylistically, the Joel Peterson's… ...
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Once & Future Zinfandel Sonoma County Bedrock Vineyard 2015  (#330496)

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

[ 94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard is powerful, rich and intense, as the wines often are here, and yet it also possesses striking aromatics and plenty of underlying structure. The Zinfandel is especially expressive today. Stylistically, the Joel Peterson's Zinfandel leans more towards the elegant, finessed side of things, especially compared to the wines Morgan Peterson makes under his Bedrock label. Drink: 2019-2030. (Mar 2017) ] 94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard is powerful, rich and intense, as the wines often are here, and yet it also possesses striking aromatics and plenty of underlying structure. The Zinfandel is especially…

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93 points Wine Spectator: Opens with rich, supple fruit that quickly takes on power and depth, offering raspberry, lavender and rosemary notes, with white pepper accents. Drink now through 2025. 1,600 cases made. (3/28/18) ...
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Hartford Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine 2016  (#331322)

Zinfandel from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 93 points Wine Spectator: Opens with rich, supple fruit that quickly takes on power and depth, offering raspberry, lavender and rosemary notes, with white pepper accents. Drink now through 2025. 1,600 cases made. (3/28/18) ] 93 points Wine Spectator: Opens with rich, supple fruit that quickly takes on power and depth, offering raspberry, lavender and rosemary notes, with white pepper accents. Drink now through 2025. 1,600 cases made. (3/28/18)

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92 points Jeb Dunnuck: Another vibrant, deep ruby colored wine is the 2016 Primitivo Porcospino Northridge Vineyard, which comes from the Northridge Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. Black cherries, incense, brambly spice, and violet characteristics all emerge from this medium-bodied, creamy textured,… ...
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Casa Smith Primitivo Porcospino Wahluke Slope Northridge Vyd. 2016  (#332568)

Zinfandel from Wahluke Slope, Washington

[ 92 points Jeb Dunnuck: Another vibrant, deep ruby colored wine is the 2016 Primitivo Porcospino Northridge Vineyard, which comes from the Northridge Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. Black cherries, incense, brambly spice, and violet characteristics all emerge from this medium-bodied, creamy textured, seamless, gorgeously pure beauty that offers incredible pleasure and character. Drink: 2018-2022. (4/5/18) ] 92 points Jeb Dunnuck: Another vibrant, deep ruby colored wine is the 2016 Primitivo Porcospino Northridge Vineyard, which comes from the Northridge Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. Black cherries, incense, brambly spice, and violet characteristics all…

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90 points Wine Spectator: Appealingly old-school, with zesty and briary raspberry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors that finish on a lively note. Drink now through 2022. (2018) ...
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Dry Creek Zinfandel Sonoma County Heritage Vines 2016  (#331917)

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

[ 90 points Wine Spectator: Appealingly old-school, with zesty and briary raspberry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors that finish on a lively note. Drink now through 2022. (2018) ] 90 points Wine Spectator: Appealingly old-school, with zesty and briary raspberry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors that finish on a lively note. Drink now through 2022. (2018)

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