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Zinfandel grapes are a variety of red grapes used to produce a robust red wine although a semi-sweet Rose wine called White Zinfandel has grown in sales in the United States. The grapes contain a high sugar content yielding wine with alcohol content of over 15%.
Zinfandel grapes likely came from Austria, imported to Long Island by a horticulturist known as George Gibbs. He introduced the grape to a man in Boston, whom started producing Zinfandel Wines soon afterwards. Sometime around 1850 the grapes made their arrival in California during the California Gold Rush. By the end of the 19th century zinfandel was the most planted grape in California.
The main wine regions of California that represent the many styles and tastes of Zinfandel are Bay Area, Central Coast, Lodi, Central Valley, Mendocino and Lake, Napa Valley, Sierra Foothills, Sonoma County, and Southern California. The tastes vary from rich black cherry, spicy herbs,blackberries,black currant,licorice,chocolate, cranberries, sage, spice, pepper,with hints of plums,vanilla. The top rated areas are Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, and Dry Creek Valley producing some of the top rated Zinfandel wines.