There are two main types of pink wine, rose and white zinfandel.
Rose is light and fruity, a popular picnic wine in Provence, while white zinfandel, made in California, is a sweet wine made from Zinfandel grapes that are picked early.
Since 1981, the winery has produced quality wines, starting with their 1981 vintage Pinot Noir, and ultimately branching out to include Zinfandel and Chardonnay.
Ridge is one of Sonoma's most well-known Zinfandel makers.
The juicy, spicy wines are not for the faint of heart, but if you're looking for a full-bodied, deep purple wine to pair with spicy foods, then Zinfandel is a great choice.
All About Wine: Wondering what defines a Pinot Noir or a Zinfandel?
Early plantings included Reisling, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon.
This is a spectacular Zinfandel that is incredibly full bodied, rich and balanced.
The blend is comprised of a bewildering assortment of grapes: Syrah, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, Carignane, Barbera and Malbec.
According to the company website this is a Zinfandel based blend.
In retrospect the Zinfandel makes sense as the typical brambly characteristic of the grape could be detected but something else was helping to smooth out the sometimes harsh aspect of Zinfandel.
However recently the grape was established to be identical to the American Red Zinfandel, raising it from relative obscurity.
It's a masterful blend on Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Charbono and Petite Syrah.
This is a high elevation growing area known for big, brawny Zinfandel.
A major component for this region's success with Zinfandel is the soil.
Zinfandel lovers have ZAP, and Pinot Noir lovers have World of Pinot Noir.
This Zinfandel from Amador County's Shenandoah Vineyards is not to be confused with any wine you might find from the Shenandoah in Virginia.
Zinfandel doesn't quite fit the image of Virginia.
The Shenandoah Zinfandel Special Reserve is made from organically certified grapes and adheres to the Amador style of Zinfandel.
I wasn't sure I was ready for this William Selyem Zinfandel, or actually any Zinfandel, but particularly one that states 16.1 percent alcohol on the label.
And trust me on this; I've always paused before any Rosè due to my inherent association with it to that perfidious and insipid White Zinfandel that rued the day for the wine-drinking public in the 1980's.
The winery makes wonderful Pinot Noir wines, as well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Muscat Alexander.
Seghesio Family Vineyards: Located in Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards crafts Zinfandel wines of exceptional quality.
The Dry Creek estate winery is known for its Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc varietals that do particularly well in this Pacific maritime-influenced wine region.
This is a Rhône-style blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and a healthy dose of Zinfandel that adds robustness to the mix.
His legacy continues however at Meyer Family Cellars near Boonville, California, where his family carries his legacy producing a Zinfandel Port and Syrah.
Now they produce not only Chardonnay, but Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir as well.
Anyway, I use the rack for wines that I don't mind being left out and drink as a "weeknight" wine where I may open a bottle of zinfandel or a cab and cork it until the next evening.
Napa is where Cabernet Sauvignon is king but the royal family also includes Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel.
Zinfandel is the virile and lusty kingpin in Dry Creek while Pinot Noir expresses nuance, finesse, and cherry sexiness in Russian River.
The region is excellent for Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Rhône blends, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
Many of the best wineries are in Shenandoah Valley with Renwood, Sobon Estate, and Shenandoah Vineyards being great places for Zinfandel lovers.
Wine Party Picnic Gift Basket - Ravenswood Duo, includes a bottle of Zinfandel and one of Chardonnay, sun-dried tomato tapenade, merlot cheddar cheese, crackers, summer sausage, $100.
First off, if I am cooking red meat (steaks, hamburgers, etc.), I usually shop for a Zinfandel.
It changes from year-to-year, but basically it's almost always Zinfandel.
For the price, the zinfandel fruit zings through, and honestly it's really about the ripe, red fruit.
"Is Groth on Zinfandel Lane or Oakville Cross?"
Try to pick lighter to medium-bodied reds and avoid big burly tannin ones or big fruit Zinfandel bombs.
Hartford is one of my favorite Sonoma wineries for Pinot Noir or Zinfandel.
Look for Syrah, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and excellent sparkling wines.
And the valley is not large by other wine regions' standards, still, there are over 40,000 acres of vines planted with Merlot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir and other lesser varieties.
Perhaps they don't like Zinfandel, or maybe have a preference for Italian whites as opposed to California Chardonnays.
Since it is still a rather warm climate region for grape-growing, the types of wines that you will find here overall will be the bigger reds like Cabernet, Syrah and maybe Zinfandel (and some great Rosé wines!).
If you like white zinfandel, for example, that is okay.
V. Sattui makes many types of wine, from Riesling, Gamay, sparkling, Zinfandel, Cabernet…you name it!
If you taste one Zinfandel would you then think you know Zins and what they smell like?
If you've tried 100s of them over the years would you say you have a handle on what Zinfandel typically has for taste/smell characteristics?
While some vineyards use Zinfandel grapes to produce white and blush wines, but this grape is best in its natural red state.
Zinfandel wines are produced only in California, and best served slightly cooler than room temperature at 59 to 65 degrees.
For instance, a well-known and respected Champagne vintner is Moet and Chandon, while a well-respected California Zinfandel vintner is Turley.
There are a number of lesser grapes that have made into wine, such as Lambrusco (a fizzy, grapey red from Italy), Zinfandel (a spicy red that is considered Amercia's heritage wine) and other varietals.
Lighter whites, included Sauvignon Blanc, white Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio should also be chilled in the refrigerator for around an hour to an hour and a half before serving.
Zinfandel - This wine will stand up to the richer flavors of many Thanksgiving side dishes, and it's a definite crowd pleaser.
Lower alcohol Zinfandel wines provide boldness, spice and acidity that pair well with Thanksgiving flavors.
Try a zippy California Zinfandel or a sweetly spicy German Riesling.
You may receive Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, or less-common Pinot Noir, Syrah, or Viognier.
Heavy reds like Zinfandel and Bordeaux blends are considered to be full-bodied.
Zinfandel is a red wine with spicy undertones.
White Zinfandel is a fruity blush wine with a semi-dry flavor.