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The Week in Zinfandel (5/31/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Joe Roberts reviews the 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2018 V Sattui Zinfandel Ramazzotti Vineyard. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2019 Carlisle Zinfandel…

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Bottle Notes

2019 Sosie Wines Red Blend Rossi Ranch – Bottle Notes

Sosie (so-zee) is a French word that translates to twin or spitting image. Sosie Wines was founded by Regina Bustamante and Scott MacFiggen. The name perfectly describes their vision of making Northern California wines in an Old World style. That California/French thing is reflected on the Sosie wine bottle labels as well. The bear represents California and the rooster represents France.…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Pagani Ranch – Bottle Notes

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Mike and Kendall Officer. Their passion is clear: Small lots of Zinfandel and Syrah from exceptional, historic vineyards. Many of these vineyards are heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants and date back to the late 1800s . Carlisle also recently released their first Cabernet Sauvignon from Montecillo Vinyard and a Russian River…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Turley Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Turley now makes right around 50 separate wines from 47 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking at Turley and…

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