Posts tagged: Zinfandel

Napa’s BEST Post-Prohibition Zin is NOW Totally legal!

The Prohibition Story about Black Chicken: Going back to the early 1900’s … 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 […]

Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Zinfandel of the Year!

  Scarlett 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 and rebranded in 2015 in […]

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100 Year Old Vines will still Rock Your World!

The 2017 vintage of Bella Lily Hill is sourced from Bella’s 1.2 acre old vine “Lily Hill Estate” vineyard which was planted in 1915.  This stunning Zinfandel release draws together a beautiful balance of bold black and red stone fruit and a hint of subtle spiciness.  An elegant bouquet of brambly raspberries, chocolate and plum […]

Monday January 20th, 2020 in , , , , , | No Comments »

TURLEY AT ½ the PRICE & FREE SHIPPING!!

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 the […]

Tuesday October 1st, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

ZINFANDEL… CALIFORNIA’S GRAPE?

ZINFANDEL… CALIFORNIA’S GRAPE? By Allen Balik Napa Valley Register My last column generated a broad reader response with most of the questions and comments directed to the history of Zinfandel and the true definition of “Old Vine” as is seen on countless wine labels.  The question on Old Vine is an easy one to address […]

Thursday July 11th, 2019 in , | No Comments »

Zinfandel – The fascinating history of ‘California’s grape’

Zinfandel – The fascinating history of ‘California’s grape’ By Allison Levine Napa Valley Register Croatian winemaking history began around 2200 B.C.; California’s winemaking history started in 1779. All of our vitis vinifera grapes in California came from somewhere else. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are from Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux, Tempranillo and Albariño from Spain, […]

Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 in , | No Comments »

95 Point Zin!

From the Winery: Our Estate Zinfandel is our flagship wine.  Originally planted by Italians at the start of the 1900’s, this wine hearkens back, in some ways, to a different time.  While seamless and with an unparalleled clarity of flavor and aromas, there is also an undeniable gravity that Limerick Lane Zinfandel seems to exude. […]

Saturday December 1st, 2018 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 of […]

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“Gold Standard” under $40 Red

The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939. The lessons learned in almost 80 harvests provides them with a high level of knowledge and a unique connection to the land. The Hendry Ranch is composed of 203 acres situated in the hills north west of Napa, which include 114 acres […]

Friday August 3rd, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point ZinSiLation = FREE SHIPPING

    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 […]

Tuesday July 17th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »