Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2018 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines – 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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The Week in Zinfandel (7/26/21)

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 How Varietal Character and Terroir Became Generational Bones of Contention. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2018 Rodney Strong Zinfandel Old Vines. Loren Sonkin reviews the…

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2016 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Frank’s Block Teldeschi Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Joel Peterson founded Ravenswood Winery in 1976 with a focus on Single Vineyard Zinfandel. Ravenswood was immensely successful and over time began producing in excess of a million cases per year. Once & Future is the return to the original vision Joel had for Ravenswood so many years ago – a small project specializing in wines from unique older vineyards. At present…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/19/21)

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 Grapevines Adopting July’s Reproductive Strategy (i.e. Veraison). Ridge Wine Blog writes Mancini Ranch: 16 Acres of Old Vines in the Heart of Russian River Valley.…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2018 Hartford Family Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine – Bottle Notes

Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford’s appreciation for the wines, the people, and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley home. Located in the Sonoma County town of Forestville, the winery is about 15 miles from the cool Pacific Coast. Jeff Stewart is the Hartford Family Winemaker. Purple in color.…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 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 passionate about. This vineyard is indeed ‘under the mountain,’…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/12/21)

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. Dallas Wine Chick writes California Regionality of the Zinfandel Grape. Paul Draper writes “Ingredient Labeling: A Look Back” by Paul Draper. Spawinefood writes Zinfandel, Primitivo, Crljenak Kastelanski, and…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Turley Zinfandel Bedrock 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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The Week in Zinfandel (7/5/21)

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 Oak Barrels, Part 3 – French and American Silviculture and Oak Seasoning. Stephen McConnell writes Stampede This. Alder Yarrow reviews the 2019 Marietta Cellars “Roman”…

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