About Zinfandel Red Wine

About Zinfandel Red Wine
Zinfandel first came to American shores by way of the Schonbrunn collection which contained all the wine varietals grown in the Austrian empire. The earliest mention of Zinfandel, by name, in America was a vine nursery in Long Island in the 1820s. It made its way to California in the gold rush and thrived because of its hearty constitution and vigorous yields. Many a prospector had a little vineyard of Zinfandel and washed away their sorrows in their purple cups.

Top Picks for Zinfandel

Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Grown Zinfandel
94 points
$37
A serious, dry, chewy Claret-style Zinfandel sure to entice the table.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Zinfandel
Lorenzi Estate 2018 De Ambrogio Block Zinfandel
94 points
$55
A rustic, complex, and incredibly interesting wine that will elevate any drinking experience.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Zinfandel
Alexander Valley Vineyards 2019  Zinfandel
92 points
$24
A fruity but restrained Zinfandel that should please fans of the grape and fine wine drinkers alike at your next cookout.
Peace Water 2021 Zen Zinfandel
92 points
$39
Big and juicy with fruit aplenty to please novices and serious drinkers alike,with the structure to pair well at a steakhouse.
Wildwood Oak Winery 2021 Nonnos Legacy Zinfandel
92 points
$40
A classic California Zinfandel; fresh and fruity now but will shed fat and gain complexity with time.
Sobon Estate 2021 Rocky Top Zinfandel
91 points
$20
An interesting Zinfandel-dominant blend that could be an everyday drinker but has enough depth, complexity, and structure to change and possibly improve with cellar time.
Shenandoah Vineyards 2020  Zinfandel
91 points
$24
Complex, layered, and interesting in a way that keeps you coming back for another sniff and another sip.
Jacob Franklin 2020 Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel
90 points
$52
Shows the depth and complexity of Zinfandel with red, blue, and black fruits layered with a bit of green and savory tones and baking spices.
Paradise Ridge 2019  Zinfandel
90 points
$48
This is a hefty wine with some zippy acidity that will hold up to some bbq or better yet espresso and cocoa dry rubbed brisket.
Zinfandelic 2020 Old Vine Zinfandel
90 points
$19
A deep, dark, and brooding red wine to drink on a cold night with a hot dinner.