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 2017 Redemption Zinfandel
94 points
$24
A wonderfully chewy and rich, full-throttled zinfandel with great acidity and tannins to balance the vibrant pie-like fruit; a textbook example of old school California zinfandel.
Monte De Oro 2017 Estate Grown Zinfandel
94 points
$40
A precisely balanced Zinfandel; each sip leaves you wanting more.
Awards: 2021 Best Zinfandel
Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Hohenrieder Single Vineyard Zinfandel
94 points
$35
An herbaceous, fruity and generous Zinfandel that keeps on giving.
Kirkland Signature 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel
93 points
$9
Best Buy
A focused California blend that highlights oak and tart dark fruit; will pair perfectly with pepper crusted steaks.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
93 points $9 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2019 Rocky Top Zinfandel
93 points
$18
Best Buy
A rush of delicious flavors enchant the palate.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Exceptional Value
93 points $18 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2019 Cougar Hill Zinfandel
93 points
$18
Best Buy
A bold, flavor-packed Zinfandel with some aging potential; drier and sultry.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Exceptional Value
93 points $18 Best Buy
Jacob Franklin 2019 Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel
93 points
$52
A classic bright and crisp style of Zinfandel showing blueberry and floral notes.
Sobon Estate 2018 ReZerve® Zin Zinfandel
93 points
$24
A fabulously silky Zinfandel that delivers a refined elegance in a flashy fruity package.