Archive | Zinfandel

Review: Summit Lake Round-up

Family-run wineries are truly the backbone of the industry and make some of the best vino to be had – I’m a huge fan of the passion and excellence to the craft of winemaking they bring to the table. I was first introduced to Summit Lake Vineyards in July from one of their friends and […]

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Review: A pair of Stinger Wines

Vance Rose not only makes the 5-Mile Bridge Zinfandel I recently reviewed, but also has some wines out that are squarely aimed at the $10 and under market. These wines have been constructed in a way to be a huge step-up from the many “grocery-store” brands that fall in that same price arena.   With […]

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2006 5 Mile Bridge Zin – Review

Nose: black cherry, a hint of tar and shoepolish along with leather shoe – Taste: Excellent dose of blackberry/black raspberry jam with a peppercorn reduction – superp, silky mouthfeel from the oak aging. A really nice finish that lingers on for hours and does a great job of cleansing the palate of zesty or bbq […]

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Review: XYZin 10 and 50

XYZin is an arm of Ascentia wine estates in California and as its name implies, it aims to be the final word in Zinfandel. Its  winemaker, Ondine Chattan, grew-up in Marin country so she’s been around the wine regions of that area most of her life. As one can tell from the way XYZin names its […]

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2006 Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel

Winery Website: www.opolo.com California is no doubt the leader of Zinfandel – it is truly both an icon to that state’s wine industry and to the American wine industry at large. There are few other regions which attempt to produce it as it can be a difficult one to master.  Opolo Vineyards, located in heart of […]

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2006 Girasole Vineyards “Organic” Zinfandel

Winery Link: www.girasolevineyards.com Winery Phone #:(707) 485-0322 MSRP: $13.00 There’s been a pretty big push over the last couple of years by some wineries to go organic – from the grapes to the type of yeast used. It sounds good on the surface, but really, when was the last time you had a stellar organic […]

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Zinfandel – WA vs. CA – QPR

One of my favorite food and wine pairings is big, bold, jammy Zinfandel with my home-made fajita’s. The offset flavor components and complimentary ones of both – to me – are one of the best pairings going. Think of grilled peppers and onions with cumin and coriander topped with your favorite meat (we use chicken […]

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