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ZINFANDEL

Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. DNA fingerprinting has revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grape Crljenac, as well as to the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in Apulia (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". The grapes typically produce a robust red wine. The grape's high sugar content can be fermented into levels of alcohol exceeding 15 percent. The taste of the red wine depends on the ripeness of the grapes from which it is made. Red berry fruit flavors like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas and in wines made from the earlier-ripening Primitivo clone.

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  • 1000 STORIES 2015 ZINFANDEL CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: 200002
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    1000 Stories begins its aging like most Zinfandels: in wine barrels. Then, the tradition transitions to innovation. Winemaker Bob Blue selects a co...
    1000 Stories begins its aging like most Zinfandels: in wine barrels. Then, the tradition transitions to innovation. Winemaker Bob Blue selects a combination of new and used bourbon barrels to complete the aging process. Each batch is crafted individually and is unique in its final profile. Aging in bourbon barrels imparts characteristics of charred vanilla and dried herbs. The wine has a deep, rich purple color. Intense red fruits are on the nose with black pepper spice and a touch of cloves and dried herbs
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  • ACRE 2014 ZINFANDEL NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 200920
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Such an even and extended maturation period allowed for the outstanding flavor development so apparent in this beautifully balanced and structured ...
    Such an even and extended maturation period allowed for the outstanding flavor development so apparent in this beautifully balanced and structured wine. The aromas of briary wild blackberry and strawberry continue in the mouth with subtle notes of brown sugar and caramel. Inclusion of Rhône varietals in the blend adds refinement and spicy and earthy notes. Completely dry with just over 14% alcohol and great acidity, it is a Zinfandel for the table. Pair with grilled meats, barbeque pork, charcuterie and aged cheddar cheese.
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  • ALEXANDER VALLEY 11 ZN TEMPTATION

    Item #: 200115
    Bottle Size: EACH
    "This simple wine gets the basic Zin concept across, offering briary cherry, red currant, spice and oak flavors. It’s a good value in a dry, medium...
    "This simple wine gets the basic Zin concept across, offering briary cherry, red currant, spice and oak flavors. It’s a good value in a dry, medium-bodied wine that will drink well with a vast array of food."
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  • ALEXANDER VALLEY 2013 ZINFANDEL "SIN ZIN" ALEXANDER VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 200530
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    There are aromas of black cherry, spice, black pepper, plum, oak, vanilla and blueberry jam . This chewy, well balanced Zinfandel has spicy flavors...
    There are aromas of black cherry, spice, black pepper, plum, oak, vanilla and blueberry jam . This chewy, well balanced Zinfandel has spicy flavors of bright cherry, raspberry, plum and black cherry. There is nice acidity and length to the finish. - Producer
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  • AMERICAN VINTAGE 2015 PROPRIETARY RED CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: 200655
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A blend of 65% Zinfandel and 35% Petite Sirah, sourced from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and Livermore. This r...
    A blend of 65% Zinfandel and 35% Petite Sirah, sourced from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and Livermore. This rich, dark, dense wine presents as dark purple-red in the glass. The bold, jammy, ripeness of the Zinfandel is well balanced with the blue-black notes of the Petite Sirah. On the nose, you are greeted with the essence of blackberry pie, black cherry, graphite and a hint of herbaciousness. On the palate, this wine is inky and thick while maintaining brightness and balance. Notes of marionberry, bramble and a hint of black pepper coat your mouth in an assertive, rich and lingering way.
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  • ANCIENT PEAKS 2015 ZINFANDEL PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: 211210
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    We have been looking for a delicious Zinfandel at this price point for some time, and we think we've found a winner! Ancient Peaks sits in the Paso...
    We have been looking for a delicious Zinfandel at this price point for some time, and we think we've found a winner! Ancient Peaks sits in the Paso Robles appellation, 22 miles south of the city of Paso Robles and just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Here, the surrounding peaks of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range act as a gateway between the ocean-cooled environs below the grade and the warmer climes above the grade. When the days heat up in the areas north and east of Margarita Vineyard, the air rises to create a vacuum that pulls marine breezes and fog inland over the peaks, and right through the vineyard. This means the fruit gets ripe, without any "off" flavors, yet the cooling afternoon breezes help the resulting wine to retain freshness and acidity.

    The 2015 Zinfandel presents heady aromas of blackberry jam, cola, baking spice and sweet tobacco with hints of brisk minerality. The mouthfeel is broad and plush, offering velvety flavors of black cherry, raspberry, mocha, vanilla and cinnamon spice. A savory peppercorn note emerges on a soft, supple finish
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  • AUBERT 2015 PINOT NOIR SONOMA COAST 750mL

    Item #: 200880
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  • AUGUST BRIGGS 2012 ZINFANDEL "OLD VINES" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 206600
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The 2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel is a blend of two very special vineyards. The first, Luvisi Vineyard was planted in 1908 and the second, Frediani Vi...
    The 2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel is a blend of two very special vineyards. The first, Luvisi Vineyard was planted in 1908 and the second, Frediani Vineyard comes from two blocks, one planted sometime in the 1940’s and the second planted in the early 1950’s. Both vineyards are head-trained and dry-farmed, thus yielding small, very concentrated crops (less than two tons per acre). Dark ruby in color with aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry, cedar, clove, sweet oak and black plums. This is what you can call an old style Zinfandel with a ripe core of fruit and a good backbone of tannin (a zinfandel that matches well with bolder food dishes). This is a Zin that will age nicely for another 6-8 years. Each vineyard block was harvested and fermented separately. The clusters were all hand sorted before being destemmed into small open-top fermenters, and punched-down twice daily by hand. Following fermentation and pressing, they were inoculated for malo-lactic fermentation and barreled down for 18 months in oak. The barrels used were 30% new hybrid American/French oak barrels, and 70% two to three year old French oak barrels. 350 cases produced.
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  • BEAR FLAG 2015 ZINFANDEL SONOMA COUNTY 750mL

    Item #: 215520
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Structured and full-bodied, this wine has a spicy Zinfandel character complemented by jammy, dark fruit flavors reminiscent of blueberry pie. Notes...
    Structured and full-bodied, this wine has a spicy Zinfandel character complemented by jammy, dark fruit flavors reminiscent of blueberry pie. Notes of toasted oak and vanilla combine with a plush, lingering mouthfeel. Blend: 78% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah, 6% Teroldego, 5% Malbec, 2% other select varieties.
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  • BEDROCK 2015 ZINFANDEL "OLD VINE" SONOMA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 204170
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    It’s easy to say that Morgan Twain-Peterson was born into the wine industry… so let’s start there. Morgan is the son of legendary Ravenswood winem...
    It’s easy to say that Morgan Twain-Peterson was born into the wine industry… so let’s start there. Morgan is the son of legendary Ravenswood winemaker and Zinfandel legend Joel Peterson. At the age of 5, Morgan was able to distinguish Merlot from Zinfandel, and being the son of Joel, that made for some early learning of winemaking basics and eventually the essential techniques for fine winemaking. But Joel didn’t stop there. He went onto other wineries and regions to learn other methods, like working in the McLaren Vale region of Australia, and even working as a visiting winemaker at Château Lynch Bages in Bordeaux. Oh yeah…and he passed the Master of Wine exam!

    Morgan only works with high quality fruit from high quality sites and ferments them in open top redwood and stainless steel fermenters then ages them in the sexiest French barrels from the coldest forests. The results are tremendous wines that range in style from opulent to elegant, yet taste exceptionally balanced!

    ROBERT PARKER 90 POINTS - "Everybody should recognize the incredible speed at which Morgan Twain-Peterson has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer. Moreover, few people have done more to preserve and save heritage/ancient-vine vineyards than Peterson. Here is his new lineup of wines that shows his creative Midas touch for coaxing full character out of his diverse terroirs and blends. His commitment to excellence is something to admire."

    "The reds start with the 2015 Zinfandel Old Vine, which comes from many different old-vine vineyards largely based around three farms in Sonoma planted in 1888, 1896 and 1905. In addition, there is a kitchen-sink blend of other old-vine sites as well. Peterson guesses that the average age of the material in the blend is at least 80 years. The bend is 90% Zinfandel and the rest Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Carignan, Mataro and a few other eccentric black varieties. This delicious wine shows terrific fruit, loads of steak tartare, ground pepper, black raspberry and blackberry fruits, licorice, creosote and an Amarone-like character. It is dense, full-bodied, vibrant and energized. Drink it over the next 5-6 years if you can wait that long."
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  • BERAN 2013 ZINFANDEL CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: 204730
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Beran California Zinfandel is a true representation of what Zinfandel can offer with the ripeness of the warmer regions and brightness from cooler ...
    Beran California Zinfandel is a true representation of what Zinfandel can offer with the ripeness of the warmer regions and brightness from cooler regions. Grapes picked at optimum ripeness combined with extended fruit maceration over 30 days at times then laid to rest for 12 months in a combination of American and French oak has created a flavor-packed, easy-drinking zin with a soft, supple mouthfeel and balanced acidity. Zinfandel is one of the most expressive and distinctive grape varieties and when made well should continue to evolve and improve in the bottle.

    Dark red in color with a black core and deep purple hues, this Zinfandel displays aromatics of sweet cedar, cassis, red berry preserves, mocha, and sweet tobacco. Flavors of dried cranberry, ripe red berries, warm cherry pie and caramel apple are complexed with hints of sweet tobacco and spice. Soft and rich with a fresh acidity and fine-grain tannins on the long finish.
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  • BLANKIET 2014 PROPRIETARY RED "RIVE DROITE" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 206780
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 95+
    A blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.

    ANTONIO GALLONI 95+ POINTS - "Blankiet's 2014 Rive Dr...

    A blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.

    ANTONIO GALLONI 95+ POINTS - "Blankiet's 2014 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Dark, rich and inviting, the 2014 wraps around the palate with pure sensuality and class. Dark stone fruit, smoke, mocha and espresso are all fused together in a deep, beautifully layered wine. The 2014 is at once rich but not at all heavy. In many ways, it captures the very best the vintage has to offer."
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  • BOGLE 2015 ZINFANDEL "OLD VINE" CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: 205540
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Head-trained and dry farmed vines continue to be the source for Bogle's Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of u...
    Head-trained and dry farmed vines continue to be the source for Bogle's Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of unsurpassed quality and intensity. This full-bodied vintage shows itself with rich black raspberry notes that round out in the mouth, accompanied by the scents of summer fruit jam bubbling on the stove. Juniper berry and cinnamon stick join the spiciness of red and black peppercorns as they integrate with the supple fruit and lead toward the finish. Toasty oak and cloves are the perfect finishing touch.
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  • BRANHAM 2013 PROPRIETARY RED "JAZZ" NAPA VALLEY 750 mL

    Item #: 232600
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Branham's "Jazz" continues to bring down the house! Presenting their group from the Napa Valley: Zinfandel (40%), Petite Sirah (20%), Syrah (20%...
    Branham's "Jazz" continues to bring down the house! Presenting their group from the Napa Valley: Zinfandel (40%), Petite Sirah (20%), Syrah (20%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). Sitting in for a short solo is the accomplished "Branham Rockpile fruit." Encore after encore, this proprietary blend never fails to satisfy the eye and palate. Refined melodies of black-plum, dark berries and coffee notes are enhanced by a purposeful symmetry of balanced tannins and acidity.
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  • BUEHLER 2014 ZINFANDEL NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 206480
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    The grapes are a mix of those off their estate vineyards and grapes from other select Napa Valley low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over 20 ...
    The grapes are a mix of those off their estate vineyards and grapes from other select Napa Valley low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over 20 years, their 4.5 acre estate block consists of mature thirty-seven year old vines which typically yield around 2.5 tons/acre of hillside fruit. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of Petite Sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block. A traditional field companion to Zinfandel in pre-prohibition California vineyards, Petite Sirah contributes pepper, color, and tannin structure to the wine.
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  • BUENA VISTA PROPRIETARY RED "THE COUNT" SONOMA COUNTY 750mL

    Item #: 206100
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Buena Vista joined the Boisset Family Estates collection in May 2011. Today, Jean-Charles Boisset is returning Buena Vista to its original glory w...
    Buena Vista joined the Boisset Family Estates collection in May 2011. Today, Jean-Charles Boisset is returning Buena Vista to its original glory with the complete restoration and re-opening of the champagne cellars, which have been unavailable to the public for over 20 years. Jean-Charles is 100% dedicated to doing whatever is needed to showcase the quality of the wines from this property. The wines of Buena Vista are being driven to greater heights under Winemaker Brian Maloney and Consulting Winemaker David Ramey, including the re-introduction of Sonoma wines, in honor of Buena Vista's role in the discovery of Sonoma as one California's great terroirs.

    As the name would imply, this wine is in honor of The Count of Buena Vista, a tireless and passionate devotee of Californian wines. From prestigious vineyards across Sonoma, The Count's intriguing varietals intermingle seamlessly to produce an elegant and complex wine. Individual lots of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Merlot were fermented separately and aged for 16 months in American, Hungarian, and French oak barrels before final assemblage. The wine's bouquet opens beautifully with rich aromas of black currant, cherries, grilled meat, pepper, and just a hint of espresso. Smooth on the palate, the wine offers flavors of red fruit compote, plum, raspberries, and blackberry that give way to cardamom on the long, silky finish.
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  • CALCAREOUS 2014 ZINFANDEL "TWISTED PASO" PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: 207730
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    2014 was an ideal vintage for Paso Robles. A cool to mild spring allowed for gradual, stress free development of fruit. September and early Octob...
    2014 was an ideal vintage for Paso Robles. A cool to mild spring allowed for gradual, stress free development of fruit. September and early October were warmer than usual which allowed for fantastic ripening. Warm days during harvest also tend to produce wines that come of age quicker, thus requiring shorter barrel aging time and wonderfully fresh wines in the bottle.

    The beautiful dark ruby color gives evidence of a dense yet lively wine. The nose is an intriguing blend of tart bing cherry and rich boysenberry pie aromas. The mouth feel continues this trend of opposites with wonderful acid balancing full bodied flavors of blackberry, licorice and pepper. The finish is rich yet clean, offering a hint of American oak vanilla.
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  • CANADA DE LOS ENCINOS 2014 ZINFANDEL VALLE DE GUADALUPE 750mL

    Item #: 209920
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Va bien con pastas, comidas especiadas o postres a base de frutos negros, también va muy bien con moles a base de chocolate.
    Va bien con pastas, comidas especiadas o postres a base de frutos negros, también va muy bien con moles a base de chocolate.
  • CARLISLE 2014 ZINFANDEL "DUPRATT" MENDOCINO RIDGE 750mL

    Item #: 207370
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    With Carlisle's production down in 2015 and since there is no 2015 DuPratt (due to inclement weather), Carlisle decided to hold on to this wine and...
    With Carlisle's production down in 2015 and since there is no 2015 DuPratt (due to inclement weather), Carlisle decided to hold on to this wine and release it a year later than normal. So in a sense, they've done some of the aging for you! Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby, this Zinfandel has a fascinating, complex nose of red cherry, cranberry, pine forest, and orange rind. On the palate, an explosion of red cherry liqueur, briar, and cracked black pepper. Classic DuPratt, this wine finishes very clean and long with plenty of verve and snap. For a Zinfandel, this will have a long life. Drink anytime from 2019 through 2030.
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  • CAROL SHELTON 2014 ZINFANDEL "KARMA" SONOMA COUNTY 750mL

    Item #: 277760
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 91
    WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "Dark and brooding, with black cherry and bittersweet chocolate aromas and plump flavors ...
    WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "Dark and brooding, with black cherry and bittersweet chocolate aromas and plump flavors of orange zest, black licorice and smoky cracked pepper. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane and Viognier. Drink now through 2027."
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  • CAROL SHELTON 2014 ZINFANDEL "ROCKY RESERVE" ROCKPILE 750mL

    Item #: 277784
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Winemaker's Notes - " Nice dark-red in color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity enhances min...
    Winemaker's Notes - " Nice dark-red in color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity enhances mineral flavors, elegantly structured tannins for aging, super plush long finish!"
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  • CHATEAU MONTELENA 2014 ZINFANDEL CALISTOGA 750mL

    Item #: 244250
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    In the glass, the nose is dominated by cocoa, tobacco, and dried cherry. The woodsy, briary character of old vine Zinfandel is quite prominent but...
    In the glass, the nose is dominated by cocoa, tobacco, and dried cherry. The woodsy, briary character of old vine Zinfandel is quite prominent but with time unmasks beautiful notes of lavender, cassis, and fresh mint. Fresh cranberry, a hallmark of the Primitivo in the blend, mingles with roasted walnut notes and subtle hints of cinnamon and clove on the palate. The supple tannins are present throughout and amble between earthiness and minerality. The transition to the finish is decidedly old world in style, with dark chocolate, cigar box, and a garrigue character that's rare for American wine. Chefs take note.
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  • CHRONIC CELLARS 2015 PROPRIETARY RED "PURPLE PARADISE" PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: 219600
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Winery Notes: "77% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 1% Grenache. Roll the dice and enjoy brilliant aromas of smooth vanilla, mocha, ...
    Winery Notes: "77% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 1% Grenache. Roll the dice and enjoy brilliant aromas of smooth vanilla, mocha, dark cherries, roasted almonds, and cinnamon. Every sip is bursting with juicy fruits, ripe strawberries, chocolate, and a touch of leather, balanced by mild tannins and acidity."
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  • CLINE 2015 ZINFANDEL "ANCIENT VINES" CONTRA COSTA COUNTY 750mL

    Item #: 211230
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    A deep purple color and luscious flavors of black cherry, strawberry, and dark chocolate lead to a medium finish. Accompany with slow cooked BBQ po...
    A deep purple color and luscious flavors of black cherry, strawberry, and dark chocolate lead to a medium finish. Accompany with slow cooked BBQ pork, chicken mole, or spinach mushroom casserole. Accompany this wine with slow cooked BBQ pork, chicken mole or spinach mushroom casserole.
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