*** (89) Rancho Zabaco Reserve Dry Creek Valley, Zinfandel
When I spotted that Majestic sells an own-range Zinfandel
, I couldn't resist giving it a try.
The Precision Wine Company's Zinfandel
blend is a good match for steak
This new acquisition adds 20 acres to their holdings in the Sierra Foothills and allows Rombauer Vineyards to grow its popular Zinfandel
, which has a cult-like following across the US.
Petite sirah (durif) headlines with its plummy nuances, while merlot, syrah (shiraz), zinfandel
, mourvedre, tempranillo and carignan each play their role as the flavours rise to a crescendo.
The current rose boom has not helped Zinfandel
despite the efforts of some wineries, Fredricks said, and has instead driven new demand for Grenache and Syrah.
But the tale of Zinfandel
's rise to fame reads like a Netflix drama.
It was a similar story at the Windsor Lad Harvester pub, Berks, where a Barefoot White Zinfandel
cost PS12.95 - more than double Morrisons' PS5.50.
I remember as if it were yesterday a colleague saying, "Hey, I'm interested in this Merlot I've been hearing about!" (That was about 25 years ago, and we all know how that turned out.) One California wine, though, has survived the crushing vicissitudes of history: It's Zinfandel
, and it's having a new, and notable, moment as one of the state's most interesting reds.
The OZV label itself encompasses such varietals as OZV Old Vine Zinfandel
, a robust Zinfandel
from the region's signature 50- to 100-yearold vines.
(95) Trentadue La Storia Block 303 Zinfandel
2013 (Alexander Valley).
is a heavy, bold, dense powerhouse of a red blend that shows a huge, fruit-driven profile.