Thursday, October 25, 2012

Zinfandel Wines

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3 Ball 2012 Zinfandel, $11.05-$15.99, 88 points
7 Deadly Zins 2007 Zinfandel, $13.59, 85 points
ACORN Heritage Vines Russian River Valley 2006 Zinfandel, $32.99, 89 points
ACORN Heritage Vines Russian River 2007 Zinfandel, $29.99-$38.99, 90 points
Amador Foothill Ferreo Vineyard Shenandoah Valley 2006 Zinfandel, $20.00-$22.99, 88 points
Artezin mendocino County 2007 Zinfandel, $14.99, 79 points
Beran Sonoma County 2013 Zinfandel, $25.49-$29.99, 90 points
Big House Beastly Old Vines 2008 Zinfandel, $7.99-$9.99, 85 points
Big House Beastly Old Vines 2009 Zinfandel, $7.99-$9.99, 84 points
Black Oak 2009 Zinfandel, $6.00, 86 points
BlackStone WineMaker's Select 2008 Zinfandel, $10.19-$11.99, 87 points
Boneshaker Lodi 2012 Zinfandel, $15.99-$24.99, 91 points
Bonterra Mendocino County 2010 Zinfandel, $12.99-$15.99, 89 points
Buehler Napa Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $17.99, 91 points
Buehler Napa Valley 2011 Zinfandel, $13.85-$22.99, 90 points
Buehler Napa Valley 2012 Zinfandel, $10.19-$19.99, 88 points
Cakebread Cellars Red Hills Lake County 2007 Zinfandel, $39.99, 93 points
Cakebread Cellars Red Hill Lake County 2010 Zinfandel, $21.14-$27.99, 89 points
Candor Non-Vintage Zinfandel, $14.99-$16.99, 86 points
Carol Shelton Cucamonga valley 2006 Zinfandel $23.99, 89 points
Carol Shelton Old Vine Lopez Vineyard Monga 2008 Zinfandel, $22.46-$24.95, 89 points
Carol Shelton Wines 2013 Monga Zin Old Vine Zinfandel, $17.99-$19.99, 89+ points
Carol Shelton Wild Thing 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel Mendocino County, $13.59-$24.99, 90 points
Castle Rock Dry Creek Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $6.11-$14.99, 88 points
Cellar No 8 2008 Zinfandel, $7.99-$10.99, 85 points
Ceres Street North Coast 2007 Zinfandel, $22.00, 91 points
Charles Krug St Helena Napa Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $18.69 89 points
Chateau Montelena Calistoga 2008 Zinfandel, $22.94-$26.99, 86 points
Chateau Montelena Calistoga 2008 Zinfandel Revisited, $22.94-$26.99, 87 points
Cline 2011 Zinfandel, $7,64-$11.99, 86 points
Cline Ancient Vines 2008 Zinfandel, $13.59, 86 points
Cline Ancient Vines 2010 Zinfandel, $15.99-$18.99, 88 points
Cline Big Break 2011 Zinfandel, $15.99-$29.99, 90 points
Cline Bridgehead 2008 Zinfandel, $12.24, 90 points
Cline Contra Costa County Live Oak Vineyard 2013 Zinfandel, $12.74-$36.99, 90 points
Clos DU Bois North Coast 2010 Zinfandel, $10,99-$12.99, 86 points
Dancing Bull California 2008 Zinfandel, $7.99, 87 points
Dante Dusi Paso Robles 2006 Zinfandel, $19.99-$42.00, 89 points
DAOU Lodi Old Vine 2008 Zinfandel, $25.99-$29.99, 88 points
Decoy 2008 Zinfandel, $19.00, 91 points
Decoy Sonoma County 2009 Zinfandel, $21.99-$24.99, 91 points
Decoy Sonoma County 2010 Zinfandel, $12.99-$24.99, 91 points
Decoy Sonoma County 2013 Zinfandel, $16.95-$25.99, 88 points
Downing Family Oakville Fly by Night 2006 Zinfandel, $29.99, 89 points
Dry Creek Heritage 2006 Zinfandel, $20.99, 90 points
Earthquake (see Michael David)
Easton Amador County 2008 Zinfandel, $13.99-$17.99, 87 points
Easton Amador County 2010 Zinfandel, $15.99-$17.99, 89 points
Easton Amador County 2011 Zinfandel, $12.23-$17.77 89 points
Easton Fiddletown Rinaldi Vineyard Old Vine 2009 Zinfandel, $22.39-$27.99, 92+ points
Edmeades MENDOCINO COUNTY 2007 ZINFANDEL, $14.99, 88 points
Edmeades Mendocino County 2009 Zinfandel, $14.99-$16.99, 89 points
EOS Estaten Winery Paso Robles 2007 Zinfandel, $21.99, 89 points
Folie à Deux Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County 2010 Zinfandel, $12.74-$18.99, 89 points
Forefront (Pine Ridge) Zinfandel, $10.19-$24.99, 88 points
Forenzo Mendocino County 2012 Zinfandel, $15.29-$19.99, 86 points
Four Vines Paso Robles "Biker" 2008 Zinfandel, $24.99, 90 points
Four Vines Paso Robles "Biker" 2009 Zinfandel, $21.25-$24.99, 92 points
Foxglove Paso Robles 2013 Zinfandel, $15.29-$16.99, 86 points
Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Red Label 2008 Zinfandel, $15.29, 87 points
FREI BROTHER DRY CREEK 2007 ZINFANDEL Reserve, $16.00-$18.99, 88 points
Frei Brothers Dry Creek Valley 2012 Zinfandel Reserve, $13.60-$20.99, 90 points
Frey 2008 Mendocino Zinfandel, $11.04, 75 points
Fritz Estate Dry Creek Valley 2013 Zinfandel, $17.99-$25.99 (birthday gift), 87 points
Fritz Estate Dry Creek Valley 2015 LATE HARVEST Zinfandel, $29.00 (birthday gift), 89 points
Frog's Leap Napa valley 2007 Zinfandel, $20.39, 91 points
Frog's Leap Napa Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $26.99-$28.99, 91 points
Frog's Leap Napa Valley 2010 Zinfandel, $22.94-$28.99, 91 points
Frog's Leap Napa Valley 2014 Zinfandel, $25.49-$33.99, 92 points
Gamba Family Ranches Russian River Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $44.91-$49.91, 91 points
Gamba Old Vine Estate 2007 Zinfandel, $43.99, 92 points
Gamba Moratto Russian River Old Vine 2007 Zinfandel, $39.59-$43.99, 93 points
Gamba Moratto Russian River Old Vine 2009 Zinfandel, $39.59-$43.99, 86 points
Gehricke (The Other Guys) Sonoma Valley 2013 Zinfandel, $22.09-$27.99, 92 points
Geyser Peak 2012 Zinfandel, $6.79-$16.99, 86 points
Ghost Pines 2008 Zinfandel, $11.70-$19.00, 90 points
Gino's Dry Creek 2005 Zinfandel, $24.99, 87 points
Gnarly Head Lodi Old Vine 2009 Zinfandel, $9.35-$12.99, 86+ points
Gravelly Ford 2011 Zinfandel, $9.99, 86 points
Green and Red Chiles Canyon Napa Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $18.99, 92 points
Green and Red Chiles Canyon Napa Valley 2008 Zinfandel, $20.99, 92 points
Green and Red Chiles Canyon Napa Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $23.99, 92 points
Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley 2006 Zinfandel, $39.99, 92 points
Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $30-$35, 92 points
Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $24.99-$34.99, 92 points
Grgich Hills Napa Valley 2011 Zinfandel, $29.74-$34.99, 90+ points
Hartford Russian River Valley Old Vine 2012 Zinfandel, $28.79-$31.99, 90 points
Haywood Los Chamizal Sonoma Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $15.99,$29.99, 89 points
Heitz Ink Grade Vineyard Napa Valley 2012 Zinfandel, $23.79-$27.99, 90 points
Heitz Ink Grade Vineyard Napa Valley 2013 Zinfandel, $26.34-$32.99, 91 points
Hendry Block 7 and 22 Benchlands Napa Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $35.00-$39.00, 90 points
Hillgate Lake County 2011 Zinfandel, $8.49-$18.99, 78 points
HOBO Branham Vineyard Rockpile 2009 Zinfandel, $20.70-$31.00, 90 points
HOBO Dry Creek Valley 2006 Zinfandel, $15.30-$22.00, 90 points
HOBO Dry Creek Valley 2008 Zinfandel, $15.30-$22.00, 90 points
HOBO Dry Creek Valley 2012 Zinfandel, $20.33-$22.59, 91 points
Howell Mountain Vineyards Old Vines 2011 Zinfandel, $45, 92 points
Hullabaloo 2008 Lodi Zinfandel, $14.60-$21.00, 86 points
Joel Gott 2008 California Zinfandel, $12.74, 81 points
Joel Gott 2011 California Zinfandel, $12.74-$16.99, 86+ points
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve 2006 Zinfandel, $12.00, 89 points
Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve 2008 Zinfandel, $11.99-$13.99, 87 points
Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $11.99-$29.99, 92 points
Kenwood Yulupa Old Vine Lodi 2007 Zinfandel, $9.99, 88 points
Klinker Brick Old Vines 2007 Zinfandel, $16.99, 89 points
Klinker Brick Lodi Old Vine 2010 Zinfandel, $16.99-$18.99, 89 points
Klinker Brick Lodi Old Vine 2013 Zinfandel, $16.99-$18.99, 88 points
Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Valley 2010 Zinfandel, $15.99-$19.99, 90 points
Liberated Wine "Vindicated" Lot #1 Dry Creek Valley 2012 Zinfandel, $12.99-$22.99, 89+ points
Limerick Lane Collins Vineyard Russian River 2009 Zinfandel, $15.29-$35.99, 90 points
Macchia 2008 Zinfandel , $18.99, 85 points
Madrigal Napa Valley 2011 Zinfandel, $13.99-$29.99, 87+ points
Manifesto Lodi 2015 Zinfandel, $11.99-$14.99, 86 points
Marietta Sonoma 2007 Zinfandel, $20,99, 89 points
Martinelli Russian River Valley Lolita Ranch 2012 Zinfandel, 92 points
Martinelli Russian River Valley Vellutini Ranch 2011 Zinfandel, $45.89-$53.99, 91+ points
Masked Rider 2007 California Zinfandel, $10.80-$14,58, 88 points
Mazzocco Dry Creek Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $14.99-$24.99, 91 points
McManis California 2008 Zinfandel, $9.00, 84 points
Michael David Earthquake/Lodi 2012 Zinfandel, $25.99-$28.99, 90+ points
Michael David Earthquake/Lodi 2013 Zinfandel, $19.54-$28.99, 87+ points
Michael David Lust/Lodi 2007 Zinfandel, $50.00, 83 points
Montevina Amador County 2006 Zinfandel, $9.95, 88 points
Nalle Dry Creek 2006 Zinfandel, $24.79-$30.99, 91 points
Neal Family Vineyards 2008 Zinfandel "Rutherford Dust" Napa Valley, $22.09, 91 points
Neal Rutherford Dust Vineyards Napa Valley 2010 Zinfandel, $20.39-$25.99, 92 points
Neal Rutherford Dust Vineyards Napa Valley 2011 Zinfandel, $19.19-$25.99, 90 points
Neyers Pato Vineyard 2008 Zinfandel, $29.99, 91 points
Neyers Vista Luna Borden Ranch 2012 Zinfandel, $22.39-$27.99, 88 points
OZV (Oak Ridge Wine) 2005 Zinfandel, $16.00, 86 points
Paso Creek Zinfandel Paso Robles 2008 California Zinfandel, $14.50, 88 points
Paul Dolan Vineyards Mendocino County 2007 Zinfandel, $15.29-$17.99, 88 points
Paydirt Paso Robles 2013 Zinfandel, $11.89-$25.99, 90 points
Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Paso Robles 2006 Zinfandel, $6.00-$12.00, 80 points
Peachy Canyon Paso Robles Westside 2006 Zinfandel, $17.77, 88 points
Peachy Canyon Paso Robles Westside 2008 Zinfandel, $11.99-$19.99, 86 points
Peter Paul Sorracino Vineyards Dry Creek 2006 Zinfandel, $16.14-$18.99, 89 points
Pezzi King Dry Creek Valley 2010 Zinfandel, $11.47-$21.99, 87 points
PEZZI KING Old Vine Dry Creek 2008 Zinfandel, $29.99, 91 points
Plungerhead Dry Creek Old Vine 2013 Zinfandel, $17.84-$20.99, 90 points
Plungerhead Lodi Old-Vine 2008 Zinfandel, $11.70-$15.80, 79 points
Predator Old Vine Lodi 2010 Zinfandel, $14.99-$16.99, 88 points
Predator Old Vine Lodi 2011 Zinfandel, $14.99-$16.99, 87 points
Primitivo Italian Zinfandel
Quickfire Dry Creek Valley 2008 Zinfandel, $7.64-$18.99, 90 points
Quivira Dry Creek 2006 Zinfandel, $18.99, 86 points
Quivira Dry Creek 2011 Zinfandel, $16.99-$19.99, 88 points
Rancho Zabaco Reserve Dry Creek 2007 Zinfandel, $17.99, 87 points
Rancho Zabaco Reserve Dry Creek 2008 Zinfandel, $15.99-$21.00, 78 points*-see post
Rancho Zabaco Sonoma 2007 Zinfandel ,$13.99, 81 points
Ranco Zabaco Sonoma County (Heritage) 2011 Zinfandel, $9.34-$15.99, 86+ points
Ravenswood Napa Valley 2005 Zinfandel, $15.99, 86 points
Ravenswood Napa Valley 2008 Zinfandel, $15.99, 85 points
Ravenswood Single Vineyard Belloni Russian River Valley, 2007 Zinfandel, $25.49, 90 points
Ravenswood Single Vineyard Big River Alexander Valley, 2007 Zinfandel (100%), $25.49, 90 points
Ravenswood Single Vineyard Dickerson Napa Valley, 2007 Zinfandel (100%), $29.99, 92 points
Ravenswood Single Vineyard Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $25.49, 91 points
Ravenswood Vintner's Blend 2007 Zinfandel, $7.64, 79 points
Renwood 2005 old Vine Zinfandel $18.00, 74 points
Renwood Amador County Premire 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel, $15.99-$19.99, 90 points
Renwood Amador 2011 Timberline Zinfandel, $21.99,$39.99, 90 points
Renwood BBQ 2011 Zinfandel, $12.56-$13.95, 89+ points
Ridge East Bench 2007 Zinfandel, $28.99, 91 points
Ridge East Bench 2012 Zinfandel, $23.79-$27.99, 91 points
Ridge East Bench 2013 Zinfandel, $23.79-$27.99, 91 points
Ridge East Bench 2014 Zinfandel, $25.49-$29.99, 92 points
Ridge Geyserville 2011 Zinfandel, $31.44-$39.66, 93+ points
Ridge Lytton Springs 2011 Zinfandel, $30.26-$36.99, 92+ points
Ridge Pagani Ranch 2007 Zinfandel, $30.59-$35.99, 92 points
Ridge Pagani Ranch 2009 Zinfandel, $30.59-$35.99, 93 points
Ridge Pagani Ranch 2012 Zinfandel, $33.29-$36.99, 92 points
Ridge Pagani Ranch 2013 Zinfandel, $31.44-$36.99, 92 points
Ridge Pagani Ranch 2014 Zinfandel, $33.14-$38.99, 92 points
Ridge Paso Robles 2007 Zinfandel , $27.99, 92 points
Ridge Paso Robles 2009 Zinfandel, $25.49-$29.99, 91 points
Ridge Paso Robles 2010 Zinfandel, $29.99, 92 points
Ridge Paso Robles 2015 Zinfandel, $28.89-$33.99, 93 points
Ridge Ponzo Vineyard 2008 Zinfandel, $26.99, 92 points
Ridge Ponzo Vineyard 2013 Zinfandel, $24.64-$28.99, 92 points
Ridge Three Valleys 2006 Zinfandel, $22.99 86 points
Ridge Three Valleys 2012 Zinfandel, $22.49-$28.99, 89 points
Ridge York Creek 2005 Zinfandel, $24.64, 92 points
Ridge York Creek 2009 Zinfandel, $24.64-$28.99, 93 points
Roche Alexander Valley Old Vines 2012 Zinfandel, $32.95, 91 points
Rock Wall Wine Co Monte Rosso Vineyard 2014 Zinfandel, $33.99-$39.99, 92 points
Rodney Strong Knotty Vine Russian River, Alexander Valley 2008 Zinfandel, $18.99, 89 points
Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2009 Zinfandel, $16.14-$21.99, 86 points
Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2010 Zinfandel, $16.99-$22.99, 90 points
Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel, $19.99-$22.99, 89 points
Rombauer el Dorado Napa Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $26.99, 84 points
Rombauer Vineyards California 2011 Zinfandel, $26.99-$29.99, 93 points
Rombauer Vineyards California 2012 Zinfandel, $24.99-$29.99, 90+ points
Rosenblum Monte Rosso Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2010 Zinfandel Reserve, $21.99-$43.99, 91+ points
Rosenblum Paso Robles 2007 Zinfandel, $7.40-$19.00, 87 points
Roshambo The Reverend Dry Creek Valley 2006 Zinfandel, $18.14-$24.99, 88 points
San Joaquin Wine Co. "Toschi" Vineyards 2012 Zinfandel, $8.99-$10.99, 84 points
Sanctuary Mariah Vineyard Mendocino Ridge 2005 Zinfandel, $24.94, 82 points
Sebastiani Sonoma County 2010 Zinfandel, $8.49-$18.99, 89 points
Sebastiani Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel, $9.99-$18.99, 87 points
Seghesio Cortina Dry Creek 2007 Zinfandel, $34.99, 91 points
Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County 2007 Zinfandel, $29.99, 92 points
Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County 2008 Zinfandel, $29.74-$42.99, 92 points
Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma County 2011 Zinfandel, $29.74-$42.99, 93+ points
Seghesio Sonoma 2008 Zinfandel, $15.20-$29.00, 90 points
Seghesio Sonoma 2010 Zinfandel, $18.69-$23.99, 91 points
Seghesio Sonoma County 2011 Zinfandel, $22.99-$25.99, 93 points
Seghesio Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel, $19.99-$25.99, 90 points
Seghesio Sonoma County 2013 Zinfandel, $16.99-$21.99, 91 points
Seghesio Sonoma County 2014 Zinfandel, $18.95-$25.99, 91 points
Sextant Paso Robles "Wheelhouse" 2008 Zinfandel, $15.29-$19.99, 89 points
Sin Zin Alexander Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $22,99, 90 points
Sin Zin Alexander Valley 2011 Zinfandel, $7.99-$24.99, 87 points
Smoking Loon 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel, $8.49-$12.99, 86 points
St. Francis Sonoma County "Old Vines" 2007 Zinfandel, $14.44-$21.99, 87 points
Sterling Vintner's Collection Central Coast 2009 Zinfandel, $10.99-$12.99, 86 points
Storybook Mountain Vineyards Mayacamas Range 2012 Zinfandel, $29.74-$34.99, 91 points
Temptation California 2011 Zinfandel, $8.50-$16.50, 86 points
Toad Hollow Cacophony 2007 Zinfandel, $13.59-$17.99, 86+ points
Tortoise Creek 'The Chelonian' Lodi 2012 Zinfandel, $7.08-$14.99*, 87 points
"Toschi" Vineyards 2012 Zinfandel, $8.99-$10.99, 84 points
Trentadue Alexander Valley Estate 2012 Zinfandel, $14.99-$18.99, 89 points
Trentadue Alexander Valley Estate 2013 Zinfandel, $16.99-$18.99, 86 points
Truchard Carneros Napa Valley 2010 Zinfandel, $14.99-$27.99, 87 points
Truchard Carneros Napa Valley 2011 Zinfandel, $11.99-$27.99, 91 points
Truchard Carneros Napa Valley 2012 Zinfandel, $12.74-$27.99, 88 points
Truett-Hurst Red Rooster Old Vine 2012 Zinfandel, $32.99, 91 points
Twisted Old-Vine 2009 Zinfandel, $7.20, 84 points
UVAGGIO Lodi 2011 (Primitivo) Zinfandel $10.19-$18.99, no points given (spoiled bottle)
Valley of the Moon Sonoma County 2008 Zinfandel, $10.80-$14.58, 88 points
Verde Sole Sierra Foothills 2009 Zinfandel, $11.47-$17.99, 88 points
Victor Vineyards Lodi Old Vine 2011 Zinfandel, $8.99-$17.99, 84 points
Wellington Vineyards Sonoma Valley 2005 Zinfandel, $18.99, 88 points
Wilson Winery Sonoma County 2013 Zinfandel, $20.39-$23.99, 90 points
Wingnut 2008 Zinfandel, $14.99, 88 points
XYZIN 2008 California Zinfandel, $14.99, 88 points
Z-52 Winery Truchard Napa Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $8.49-$21.99, 92 points
Zig Zag Zin. Mendocino County 2008 "Old Vine" Zinfandel, $13.99-$18.99, 88 points
Zin 91, 2006 Zinfandel, $14.00, 83 points
Zinsane Paso Robles 2010 Zinfandel, $13.69, 90 points


The discussion of 'age-ability' of Zinfandel red wines comes up quite often, with the rule-of-thumb being that Zinfandel is better had young (1-5 years), but there are wonderful exceptions, as demonstrated by this 'vertical' Geyserville wine tasting. [Keep in mind the rules (temperature, humidity, lack of vibration, and darkness) of cellaring wine.]

 Index-of-reviewed-wines

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6 comments:

  1. Love your mini Zinfandel series. I really like Zins, I just wish they were lower in alcohol!

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    1. I don't even look at the abv when I'm buying, but if low alcohol Zins are what interest you then Primitivo is the way to go!
      Thanks for your "Love".

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    2. I try to NOT look at the alcohol, but just moderate consumption instead.

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    3. V-girl, moderate is good!
      I thought, if you haven't tried Frog's Leap Zinfandel, usually fairly low in alcohol (2007-13.4%), that one would be a recommend from me.
      I would be VERY interested in your review.
      The Michael David 2007 "Lust" Zin was 16.9%, and maybe the worst Zin I've ever had, but was better with Zinful cuisine!
      Thanks,
      Dennis

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    4. I have never had much luck with any of the Michael David Zinfandels, they all just tasted hot and I would never bother buying one ever again. It's a long time since I have had a Frog's Leap Zin, maybe it's about time I do that. Did have a delightful 2003 Freemark Abbey Zin last week that was aging very well.

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  2. Nice blog Vinogirl! One of the Zin producers I love is Dry Creek from Sonoma. I've posted about them regularly on my blog as they are typically what your state: a little more balanced, elegant, with less alcohol than many. I also recently enjoyed the 2009 Bianchi Family from Paso Robles. Have look and cheers!

    John

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