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Michael-David Zinfandel Rage 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Another Zinfandel, the 2013 Zinfandel Rage from Dry Creek Valley, is a slightly larger cuvée of 830 cases. This wine reveals sweet...
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Pedroncelli Zinfandel Bushnell Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - The more limited production, outstanding 2012 Zinfandel Bushnell Vineyard has everything found in the Mother Clone, but is slightly...
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Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Sleek and zesty, with floral raspberry and sage aromas, featuring structured, briary flavors of cherry, dried anise and white pepper....
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Ridge Lytton Springs 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2013 Lytton Springs has really come together over the last year, far exceeding my early expectations. Powerful and explosive in the...
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Ridge Zinfandel East Bench 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Black cherry, plum, smoke, dark spices and licorice are some of the notes that inform the Ridge's 2013 Zinfandel East Bench. The 2013...
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Sbragia Family Zinfandel Ginos Vineyard 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - (includes 10% carignan and 5% petite sirah): Good bright, deep red. Aromatic nose combines strawberry, spices and lavender. Nicely...

Dry Creek Valley Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

California's beautiful and remarkably fertile Sonoma Valley has grown over the decades to become one of the United States' most respected and profitable wine regions, with wineries within the region benefiting from the superb Californian sunshine, low rainfall and wonderfully rich soils. Because of this vital combination of excellent conditions, the region is able to grow a wide range of grape varietals for use in the production of an impressive array of wines, with many different red and white wine grapes flourishing each year and producing excellent and characterful results. The soils have been enriched by volcanic activity, and the presence of geothermal springs, which make this region a unique one, and very much the beating heart of California's ever growing wine industry.
The precise origins of what became known as the Zinfandel grape variety are uncertain, although it has clear genetic equivalents in both Puglia and Croatia. However, when it was brought to the New World in the mid 19th century, it became known as the Zinfandel, and has been consistently popular and widely grown ever since. These very dark and very round grapes have a remarkably high sugar content, resulting in relatively high levels of alcohol in the wines they are made into, with bottles often displaying as much as fifteen percent. What makes the Zinfandel such an interesting grape, though, is the fact that the flavors produced by this varietal vary considerably depending on the climate they are grown in. In cooler valley regions, the Zinfandel grapes result in wines which hold strong flavors of tart and sweet fruits; raspberry, redcurrant and sweet cherry, held in a very smooth and silky liquid. Conversely, warmer regions result in more complex and spicy notes, including anise, pepper and hedgerow berries.