Posts tagged: Zinfandel

Blind Tasting “Zinner” Winner = FREE SHIPPING

In a recent 2013 Blind Tasting of California Zinfandels, our friends from Hendry came ahead of a pack of stunning wines.  So I am stoked to offer you this latest release. My group of 12 “tasters” voted on the following wines: Gamba “Starr Road” (96 Points) Turley “Estate” (95 Parker) Carlisle “Pagani” (95 Parker) Legde […]

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

ZinSation of the Month

  Gamba Vineyards is a small, family owned vineyard and winery in Sonoma County. The  110 year old 27 acre Gamba Estate Vineyard parcel rests on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Russian River Valley on gently rolling bench land above the valley floor. Planted to Zinfandel in 1900, the Gamba Estate Vineyard consists primarily […]

Friday June 10th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

94 Point Parker Rated ZinSational Offer

   In 1956 a San Francisco dentist and his wife purchased 121 acres on Westside Road in the Russian River Valley (16 acres under vine).  In 1964 he added Pinot Noir (apparently the first Pinot Noir planted in the Russian River Valley) and Chardonnay.  The Chardonnay turned heads, as the 1973 Chateau Montelena which won […]

Blind Tasting 93 Point ZIN-o-Rama

  My tasting group doesn’t often conduct Zinfandel tastings, so we were due for one. We called it the “Battle of the Zins”.  The line up of 2013 Zins was impressive and the winner a big surprise. We tasted the following wines: Turley “Estate” (95 Parker) Epoch (95 Parker) Bella Barrel 32 (95 Parker) Limerick […]

A TURLEY SOURCE AT ½ the PRICE

The RW MOORE VINEYARD is one of California’s oldest and best known Zinfandel vineyards.   Turley labels it under the  “EARTHQUAKE”  bottling.  Molly is the niece of Bill Moore (RW Moore) and of course Mike is an Hendry, as in Hendry Winery.  Mike and Molly Hendry married in 2009 and produced their first vintage from […]

Amazing Zin crafted by ace winemaker Mike Smith

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 […]

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

ZIN CENTRAL! COMPLETELY LEGAL!

Zin With A Ring to It! “Hey Aldo, when you come by on Friday, bring me a couple pounds of walnuts, some fruit and vegetables, two dozen eggs and a black chicken.” And thus went one of the hundreds of inquiries during prohibition when selling wine was not legal. Aldo Biale called his jugs of Zinfandel a […]

Monday April 18th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A DOZEN VAROZZAS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

You cannot show up with one rose, you need a dozen, especially on Valentine’s Day.  Ditto with wine, 1 bottle will not make her happy.  We selected a DOZEN VAROZZAS Zinfandel by the Biale Winery for you to share with your loved one(s) and friends.Varozza – Hard-working farming families that plowed and grinded out a life season […]

Saturday February 13th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

100 YEAR OLD/ 150 CASE “ZINSATION”

The best caves, and cave tour in California (hint, hint for those who like to visit). Add a few amazing vineyards, including their Estate properties and 2 great winemakers and you have the key to success.  Bella has been producing stunning Zins for 20 years now very quietly, below the radar, but not for long. […]

MUST HAVE ZINFANDEL by 100 point winemaker

In a recent Zinfandel line up between some amazing producers we had some surprises.  The lineup included: Bedrock “Monte Rosso” (94 WA) Harford (95 WA) Ridge “Geyserville” (93 Galloni) Carlisle Montafi (94 WA) Martinelli “G&L” (94 Galloni) Novy “Papera” (93 Galloni) William Selyem “Papera” (93 Galloni) Scherrer (94 Galloni) Outpost (94 Galloni) Turley “101” (94 […]

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