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ZinEx, A Celebration of Zinfandel

Discover ZinEx, a Zinfandel wine event in California – at the end of January.

Save the Date: 2019 Zinfandel Experience

Soon tickets will be available for January’s ZinEX event!

1999 Turley California Zinfandel Zinfandel Old Vines

I decided to open a 15 year-old Zinfandel to celebrate Zinfandel Day. I read a review that the 1999 Zin would be great in seven to eight years. I wondered how it would fare after 15 years in the bottle. It was great. The dark ruby color wine had a sienna hue. The aroma reminded […]

National Zinfandel Day

I checked out my wine room and discovered I had three Zins. What should I open on this day that celebrates Zinfandel? I have a choice between a 1999 Turley, 2011 Oak Ridge or 2010 Don Angel? I received a tweet that suggested I open all three. Unfortunately, Kathy and I would not drink all […]

Gnarly Head Authentic Red Zinfandel

Enjoyed a Gnarly Head 2010 Authentic Red Zinfandel last night with a pizza and salad.

ZAP Focuses on Zinfandel

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers otherwise known as ZAP is an association focusing on the grape variety Zinfandel.

Gnarly Head 2010 Old Vine Zin

I opened a bottle of Gnarly Head 2010 Old Vine Zin last night to pair with pasta and a red sauce. My first reaction was that it was not a Sonoma County Old Vine Zin nor a Temecula Zin. In fact, the wine tasted very similar to a Petite Sirah that I made with juice […]

2006 Zinfandel by Chiarito Vineyard

Thinking about a wine to pair with last night’s lasagna, I decided on a Zinfandel. At first I was going to select one of my accidental Zins, however since I had only two bottles left, I opted for a 2006 Zinfandel from Chiarito Vineyard. Someone gave us a bottle of this wine on our writing […]

San Francisco’s Zinfandel Festival

Are you planning to attend the Zinfandel Festival? Fans of Zinfandel may want to attend the Zinfandel Festival in San Francisco at the end of January. This festival will be held from January 27-29. Highlights of the Zinfandel Festival which is celebrating 20 years of Zinspiration include Nadia G from the Cooking Channel’s Bitchin’ Kitchen. […]

Two Southern California Zins

Wiens 2003 Zinfandel The wine was a dark purple color with a jammy black fruit aroma. Jammy black fruit and baking spices (cinnamon and cloves) were on the taste. The finish had mild to medium tannins with fruit yelding to spices. The baking spices yielded to black pepper on the aftertaste. The wine can be […]

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