Papera
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The Week in Zinfandel (1/10/22)

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 The Changing Wine Market Lodi Vintners will be Facing in 2022. Ridge Wine Blog writes 2021 Harvest Report – Sonoma. Ray Isle writes How to…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2019 Sandlands Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. Tegan is the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Turley. The line-up encompasses some of the forgotten classic California varieties, primarily grown in decomposed granite from regions and vineyards that have been farmed for many generations but have remained the outliers of California viticulture. The wines made at Sandlands include Syrah,…

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Old Hill Ranch
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The Week in Zinfandel (1/3/22)

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 2021’s Best Articles on Lodi Wines. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Old Vine. Allison Levine writes The Call of the…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle 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 . Carlisle Vineyard, planted in 1927, lies in the Piner/Olivet area of the Russian River Valley.…

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Old Hill Ranch
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The Week in Zinfandel (12/20/21)

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. Peg Melnik writes How to Prevent a Food Fight at your Holiday Feast. Wine Enthusiast writes Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2021. Discover California Wines writes Delicious Food…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2018 Bucklin Bambino Field Blend Old Hill Ranch – Bottle Notes

Bucklin Winery was founded in 2000 by the four Bucklin siblings: Arden, Kate, Ted and Will.  Will Bucklin has been a vintner for over 25 years, working in France, Australia, Sonoma, Mendocino and Oregon. Bucklin produces several Zinfandels, a Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and a White Field Blend. Old Hill Ranch is a historic jewel.  It was founded by William McPherson…

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Ridge Lytton Springs
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The Best of Zinfandel Chronicles in 2021

The end of the year is always a time to reflect on what transpired in the previous twelve months. I for one will be happy to put 2021 in the rear view mirror but I’ll save that story for another day. With that in mind I took a moment to look at what posts in 2021 generated the most traffic.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/13/21)

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 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Old and Mature Vines Scherrer Vineyard. Vino-Sphere writes Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner and Old Vines Zinfandel Great Picks For…

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