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Top 10 Zinfandels Tasted in 2021

It is the time of the year where every wine blogger publishes their lists of Wines of the Year or Values of the Year, etc. Although I try to blog about all the wines I taste it is clear that Zinfandel is definitely my grape of choice. With that in mind here are my top 10 Zinfandels of 2021 and…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/8/21)

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. Randy Caparoso writes Everything You Need to Know About the Use of Appellations on Wine Labels. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2019 Viansa Winery Altura Collection Zinfandel. Sonoma…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/1/21)

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. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2019 Viansa Winery Altura Collection Zinfandel. Zinfandel Chronicles reviews the 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Vineyard. JenNis Beverage Marketing writes Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/25/21)

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. Zinfandel Chronicles writes A Visit With Will Bucklin at Old Hill Ranch. Randy Caparoso writes Phenomenal Three-way Blends Made from Lodi Grapes by Sandlands, McCay, Marchelle and Neyers.…

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The 2019 Limerick Lane Zins with Winemaker Chris Pittenger

This past Saturday as the storm was slowly forming over Northern California I had the opportunity to taste through the 2019 Limerick Lane Zinfandel lineup with winemaker Chris Pittenger. Limerick Lane Winery is in the Russian River Valley just south of the town of Healdsburg. The Del Fava family planted the oldest currently producing vineyard at Limerick Lane in 1910, a…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/18/21)

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. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Esola Vineyard. Dallas Wine Chick writes Elyse Winery Balancing Tradition and Innovation. Zach Geballe writes The Single-Vineyard Scam. Santa…

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How Many Winery Visits Per Day?

By the time you are reading this I am probably somewhere in the Russian River Valley sampling some of my favorite Zinfandels. As I was planning this weeks excursion I found myself wondering what is the right number of winery visits per day? The visits I have planned will include vineyard tours, tasting and likely some barrel samples. A few…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/11/21)

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. Costco Wine Blog reviews the 2018 Di Arie Break Away Zinfandel. Wine Spectator writes Know Your Grapes. Wine Folly writes Taste Napa Valley – Learn by Drinking Course.…

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