Tag Archives: Zinfandel

Carol Shelton Zinfandels from the Queen of Zin

Carol Shelton is a pioneer in the wine industry and considered by many to be the Queen of Zin, a title she has earned by producing some of California’s finest Zinfandels. In this article we review her current Zinfandel releases, … Continue reading

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Carlisle Winery’s Exceptional Old Vine Zinfandels and Rhone Wines from Sonoma

Mike and Kendall Officer launched their Carlisle Winery and Vineyards in 1998 with the goal of creating small lots of distinctive, world-class wines from some of California’s most special and unique vineyards—the old vine Zinfandel and field blends found throughout … Continue reading

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New 2012 Releases from Ledge Vineyards Paso Robles

These new releases from Ledge Vineyards are impressive.  They are crafted by Mark Adams, former assistant winemaker to Justin Smith at Saxum Vineyards in Paso Robles.   They include two vineyard designated wines from top vineyards, two pretty Rhone blends, and … Continue reading

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Sol Rouge: New Releases Lake County 2010-2012

Sol Rouge is a 70-acre family estate vineyard and winery located in the Mayacama Mountains of Lake County, California just north of Napa Valley. it is situated at elevations of over 1800 feet in the foothills of a dormant volcano … Continue reading

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Artezin Zinfandels from Sonoma and Mendocino

Randle Johnson, the Hess Family winemaker for the past 30 years,  is the architect of these two  Artezin Zinfandels, one from Mendocino County, the other from Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County.   They are among a variety of wines under the … Continue reading

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VIE Winery: New Releases 2010-2012

VIE us a small urban winery located in San  Francisco.  It was started in 2004 by winemaker, Bryan Kane with the support of a small group of friends.  It crafts Rhone style wines and Zinfandel from grapes sourced from outstanding … Continue reading

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Tastings of 2008 Ravenswood Single Vineyard Zinfandels

Ravenswood is one of California’s iconic Zinfandel producers. Our evaluations and tasting notes of the 2008 single vineyard Zinfandels are given below. Ravenswood was founded by Joel Peterson, who started his wine career as a Zinfandel garagiste, making just a … Continue reading

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Trentadue Offers Superb Values from Alexander Valley

Trentadue Winery is one of the finest family wineries in Alexander Valley. Established some 40 years ago by Leo and Evelyn Trentadue, the winery has gained a well-deserved reputation for producing some of California’s best value Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and … Continue reading

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Spann Vineyards: An Innovative Producer’s New Releases February 2011

Peter and Betsy Spann (pictured here) own and operate a wonderful, boutique winery in the Maycamas Mountains of Sonoma. We’ve been reviewing their wines for several years now. The Spanns dry farm their vineyards and strive for low yields, in … Continue reading

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Ecological Packaging: Pepperwood Grove Big Green Box Chardonnay and Cabernet SaCabernet Sauvignonuvignon

While attending the Society of Wine Educators 34th annual conference last week, we had the opportunity to taste a good quality California Chardonnay from Pepperwood Grove, one of the Don Sebastiani & Sons brands. What is most surprising, the wine … Continue reading

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