Zinfandel

2010 Buena Vista Zinfandel

The 2010 Buena Vista Zinfandel is 100% Zinfandel sourced from vineyards in Sonoma, California. Buena Vista Winery is owned by Boisset Family Estates and is located on the site of the original Buena Vista Winery that was founded in 1857. This Zinfandel was aged for 14 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels, 10%…

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2008 Maggio Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

The 2008 Maggio Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel is sourced from Estate vineyards in the Lodi grape growing AVA of California’s Central Valley. Lodi is located between the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the San Francisco Bay. The Maggio Vineyards have Zinfandel vines that are up to 120 years old, though I don’t…

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The County Fair The One Man Band Sonoma Zinfandel 2010

The The County Fair The One Man Band Sonoma County Zinfandel 2010 is a $8.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. Made from 80% Zinfandel and 15% Petite Sirah and 5% “other” (if you can find out what the 5% is, you can figure out who made the wine). The wine is produced by HDD LLC and wine…

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2008 Vicious Red

The 2008 Vicious Red is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah and 5% Malbec sourced from more than one California grape growing AVA. Made by Sobon Family Estates, a top notch, mainly Zinfandel producer out of Amador County in the Sierra Foothills around two hours away from the San Francisco…

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2010 Colby Red

The 2010 Colby Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Shiraz/Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards located in more than one California grape growing AVA (available at Walgreens Drug for around $10). Normally, this is where I tell the details about how the wine was made, but there is more to the…

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Rosenblum Vintner’s Cuvee XXXIII Zinfandel

The Rosenblum Vintner’s Cuvee Zinfandel is a non-vintage blend of  88% Zinfandel and 12% Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards in multiple California Zinfandel growing areas (though the bulk of the grapes came from Lodi). Rosenblum has been producing Zinfandel wines for 33 years, hence the roman numerals. This bottle is composed of Zinfandel grapes from more than…

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2009 Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend

The 2009 Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend is a part of a project between Dave Matthews (of the Dave Matthews Band) and Simi Winery Winemaker Steve Reeder. Dave Matthews is not new to wine, he founded Blenheim Vineyards, located near Charlottesville, Va., in 2000. The Crush Red Blend is 67% Merlot and 33% Zinfandel sourced…

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2009 Blackburn & James Paso Robles Red Blend

The Blackburn & James Paso Robles Red Blend, a Trader Joe’s $6.99 exclusive, is a blend of 45% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Sangiovese sourced from vineyards in Paso Robles, California. The blend is mostly aged in used oak barrels, with 5% of the wine aged…

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2009 Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2009 Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 8% Zinfandel sourced from vineyards located in 41% Lodi, 26% Mendocino County, 18% Santa Barbara County and 5% San Antonio Valley, with a small amount of the Merlot coming from a premium vineyard in Alexander Valley in Sonoma. The wine was aged…

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2010 Primal Roots Red Blend

The 2010 Primal Roots Red Blend is 43% Merlot, 37% Syrah and 20% Zinfandel sourced from multiple California grape growing AVA’s, though they say that 90% of the grapes came from the North Valley, which is a combination of several AVA’s from Lodi on up. The wine was aged in French oak barrels and the…

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2009 Foxglove Zinfandel

The Foxglove Zinfandel is 94% Zinfandel and 6% Petit Syrah sourced from the Dos Ninos and the Hog Canyon vineyards in the Paso Robles AVA of California. Foxglove is the entry level label for Bob and Jim Varner, who are very well known for their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wine was fermented in stainless…

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2009 Dearly Beloved Forever Red

The Dearly Beloved Forever Red is a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese and Carignane sourced from vineyards in Mendocino County. A Trader Joe’s exclusive ($6.99), made by Mendocino Wine Group, who own a number of properties, most notably Parducci and Paul Dolan. There is not much information available, other than TJ’s little…

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2009 Concannon Conservancy Crimson & Clover

The 2009 Concannon Conservancy Crimson & Clover Red Blend is 50% Petite Sirah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel sourced from vineyards in the Livermore Valley AVA near San Francisco in Northern California. Concannon Vineyards have quite a history, the founder, James Concannon planted the vineyard from Bordeaux grapevine cuttings in 1883, they…

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2009 Project Paso Red Wine Blend

The 2009 Project Paso Red Wine Blend is 37% Grenache, 16% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Barbera, 8% Lagrein (a grape indigenous to Northern Italy that is related to Syrah and Pinot Noir), 3% Tempranillo and 2% Sangiovese, all sourced from vineyards in Paso Robles, California. The wine is aged in French and…

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2009 Wine Guerrilla Sonoma County Zinfandel

The 2009 Wine Guerrilla Zinfandel is 85% Zinfandel and 15% Petit Sirah sourced from vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley AVA’s of Sonoma County, California. The seems to be 2 bottlings of the Sonoma County Zinfandel, there is another bottle that also has Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan blended in, 1,100 cases…

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