Posts tagged: Zinfandel

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 »

Napa’s BEST Zin (Post-Prohibition)… Totally legal

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 legal. Aldo Biale called his jugs […]

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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 »

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Complexity in a bottle…

The Nalle story starts in 1974 when Doug Nalle landed his first job as a cellar worker at Chateau Souverain (now a Francis Ford  Copolla  owned winery) in the Alexander Valley. By 1979 he had earned a co-winemaker job with John Kongsgaard at Balverne winery.  In 1984 he helped design a state-ot-the-art winery for a […]

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2017 Zinfandel of the year!

   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 […]

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