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Wine By Grape Variety | Zinfandel

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Zinfandel is a red wine grape variety that is extremely popular in California where they consider it as one their 'own', even though it originated in Europe. Although it has been grown in California for well over a century, it took the popularity of the white Zinfandel (blush) wines in the mid 1980s to persuade growers to retain their Zinfandel vines and indeed to plant more. Within 10 years, plantings had doubled and Red Zinfandel had become a Californian icon.

After vinification, Zinfandel wines are often matured in American oak, which gives them a vanilla dimension. There is no single flavour character that can be associated with the grape - it can produce light, jammy, almost Beaujolais-type wines, redolent of freshly crushed berries, through to full-bodied, robust, oak aged wines brimming with ripe, peppery, cassis-like fruits. The best examples can age extremely well.

 

 

Maggio Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2017

From £12.95 - per bottle
A superb old vine Zinfandel from Lodi, the self-proclaimed Zinfandel capital of the world... Read More...

Sebastiani Zinfandel 2017

From £14.00 - per bottle
Hints of cracked pepper compliment the bright red fruit flavours on the palate... Read More...

Bedrock Wine Co. The Whole Shebang Thirteenth Cuvée

£15.95
No pretension or marketing BS, just a delicious and satisfying red wine blend Read More...

Joel Gott Zinfandel 2017

From £15.95 - per bottle
An intensely concentrated Zinfandel of great elegance and balance... Read More...

Sebastiani Sonoma County Zinfandel 2015

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Top notch Zinfandel from Sebastiani, perfect for those mid-week pizza nights Read More...

Hobo Wine Co. Camp Zinfandel 2018

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The Camp Wines were created by the Hobo Wine Co. in 2011 to... Read More...

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2018

£30.00
There's Zinfandel, then there's Frog's Leap Zinfandel... Read More...

Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2017

From £34.00 - per bottle
There's no better way to experience old vine Zinfandel than through this wine... Read More...

Ridge East Bench Zinfandel 2018

£36.00
An exemplary Zinfandel, approachable now but will evolve over the next decade... Read More...

Secret Indulgence American Vintage 2015

From £39.00 - per bottle
A red blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah the label takes inspiration from the American dream. Read More...

Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2018

£47.00
Geyserville, the world's most wanted Zinfandel... Read More...

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2018

£47.00
Vibrant in its youth this full, rich Zinfandel will age beautifully for 10+ years... Read More...

Williams Selyem Papera Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

From £90.00 - per bottle
An outstanding example of old-vine Zinfandel at its very best... Read More...