Zinfandel wine is one of the truly "American" wine sensations in the marketplace. Nowhere else in the world is the Zinfandel grape grown so extensively and with such success. And to narrow it down even further, the Zinfandel grape, which makes both Red Zinfandel and White Zinfandel wines, is grown primarily in California.
Red Zinfandel wine is typically bold in flavor, with a rich, lush texture, and typically high alcohol content. Among other things, Zinfandel pairs perfectly with barbecue (another American tradition).
You'll find a fantastic selection of Zinfandels to choose from here at WineMadeEasy.com!
RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 14th Jul 2022 The NV OVR Lot 73 is composed mainly of Zinfandel with smaller portions of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Barbera. Medium ruby, it offers intense red cherry, blood orange and apricot perfume with accents of rooibos tea leaves, red licorice, saline, lilac and loads of spicy nuances. The medium-bodied palate is light on its feet with soft tannins, bursts of refreshing acidity and detailed amaro accents on the long finish. This is so easy to drink! (Erin Brooks)JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Lovely aromas of pitted red cherries, black cherries, moss and walnut. Medium-to full-bodied with gentle tannins. Nice intensity with lovely length. Juicy, with so much herbal complexity and black fruit. Predominantly zinfandel, with syrah, petite sirah, grenache, barbera, carignan. Drink now.
SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2022 Light on its feet and lively, this juicy Primitivo is an easy-drinking version, showing an appealing mix of black raspberry coulis, red licorice, tangerine, dried thyme and ground pepper. Drink now. 15,000 cases made, 5,000 cases imported. (Alison Napjus)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2023 Bursts with fresh, vibrant black cherry and red plum flavors, which mingle with briar patch and licorice accents. Builds in richness toward savory tannins. Drink now through 2030. 9,600 cases made. (Tim Fish)VN8888 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2022 The 2020 Zinfandel Old Vines is a powerful, brooding wine marked by searing tannins. Usually the Old Vines has more fruit richness, but in 2020, the tannins are pretty imposing. Blue/purplish fruit, lavender, licorice and sweet spice open reluctantly. This is not an easy wine to taste today. (Antonio Galloni)
VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2022 The 2020 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa is a rich, heady wine. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, spice, mint, tobacco and kirsch are nicely pushed forward. There’s good depth to the fruit, but also some aggressiveness in the tannin. Then again, that is 2020. (Antonio Galloni)
JD9595 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - May 21, 2020 A wine that always delivers, the 2018 Geyserville from Ridge comes all from a single vineyard in the Alexander Valley and checks in as 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah, and the rest Alicante Bouschet. It has a big, cedary bouquet of red and black plums, sandalwood, potpourri, and Asian spices that develops and fills out nicely with time in the glass. This carries to a more medium-bodied Zinfandel that has wonderful purity of fruit, present yet ripe tannins, flawless balance, and a great, great finish. This structured yet ethereal example of this cuvée ranks with the finest vintages to date. Drink it any time over the coming 10–15 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2020 Robust yet brooding, with multilayered black plum, licorice and Asian five-spice powder flavors that build richness toward big, briary tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. Best from 2022 through 2030. 10,500 cases made.