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The Week in Zinfandel (8/29/22)

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. Laurie Daniel writes El Dorado AVA: Wines with Altitude – and Challenges. Jennifer Huffman writes 10 Questions: Curiosity leads Josh Peeples to wine industry career and Napa’s Elyse…

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2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – 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. Monte Rosso was planted in the 1880’s…

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The Week in Zinfandel (8/22/22)

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 Why Turley is Bonkers for Lodi Grapes. Ridge Wine Blog writes Native Yeast Fermentation. Enofylz Wine Blog writes Book Review and Wine Pairing; Dragonvine by…

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New Releases from Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. John Olney is Head…

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The Week in Zinfandel (8/15/22)

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. Renee Sferrazza writes Curious About Zinfandel? Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2020 Once & Future Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard Frank’s Block. Randy Caparoso writes Lodi’s Early August Harvest—a Busy…

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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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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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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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