Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2015 Reichwage Winery Zinfandel Mancini Ranch Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Reichwage Winery was founded in 2014 by Max Reichwage to fulfill a dream of producing small quantities of classically made Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Max is the owner and winemaker. Before starting the winery Max studied chemistry at the University of Michigan, and viticulture and enology at University California Davis. Reichwage has two estate vineyards in Sonoma County: Twin Hills and…

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Mancini Ranch
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The Week in Zinfandel (8/8/22)

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. Sasha Paulsen writes The World in a Glass: Arador: An old-vine Zin introduces a new Napa Valley brand from Roberto Alfaro. Ridge Wine Blog writes Our Annual Library…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – 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 . Monte Rosso was planted in the 1880’s by Emanuel Goldstein and the original winery is…

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Old Hill Ranch
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The Week in Zinfandel (8/1/22)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2019 Post & Vine Old Vine Field Blend Testa Vineyard. Lucy Simon writes An Early Harvest Kicks off in Sonoma County. Tim Fish…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2017 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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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Vineyard Under the Mountain – Bottle Notes

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock is expanding rapidly, but I think the best of the best are the ancient vineyard Zinfandels, Morgan is clearly passion about. This amazing survivor vineyard is indeed ‘under…

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Limerick Lane 1910 Block
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The Week in Zinfandel (7/25/22)

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 Learning to Love Zinfandel and Saving Old Vines in the Process. Jim Gordon writes 5 Family Wineries That Show Mendocino County’s Italian-American Heritage. Ridge Wine…

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Limerick Lane 1910 Block
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The Week in Zinfandel (7/18/22)

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. Peg Melnik writes Wine of the week: Beltane Ranch, 2019 Heins Block Estate Zinfandel. Vino is my Dino Blog writes What is Grape Veraison? Loren Sonkin reviews the…

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