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.
- Item #: i_257610Bottle Size: 750mlThis Zinfandel come's from Pete Seghesio's "San Lorenzo" estate in the Alexander Valley. Three portions of the steepest part of the ranch, where large cobbles are strewn all over the ground is where this wine in born. The clone he used is called the Padrone clone. It what was best for him when he was running Seghesio so so planted at his vineyard, San Lorenzo.