Top Rated Zinfandel Wines

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Top Rated Zinfandel Wines

Top Rated Zinfandel Wines
Classic California Zinfandel- Weyland Estate Old Vine Zinfandel 2008

There’s no place like Lodi when it comes to great Zinfandel. Just ask the Weylands, grape growers on California’s Central Coast for decades. The family’s famous for their gnarly, low-yielding old vines — and the intensely flavorful Zinfandel grapes they produce. Then there’s the woman behind the wine — the acclaimed Alison Crowe selected the Weylands’ best grapes to craft this delicious red. It’s bright ruby in the glass, jam-packed with ripe strawberry and lightly aged in fine oak. Order Now laithwaiteswine.comTop Rated Zinfandel Wines

Lionstone Selection Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel 2006

Pedroncelli’s vineyards are located on the hillsides surrounding the winery. The Zinfandel vines were cloned from the original “Mother” vines…of which one quarter of an acre exist today. Deep purple-red in color, this is a full-bodied wine with aromas and flavors of boysenberry, jammy with subtle coffee and butterscotch accents. Order Now laithwaiteswine.comTop Rated Zinfandel Wines

Top estate California Zin-De Loach Private Collection Zinfandel 2008

For his Private Collection Zinfandel, Brian Maloney heads to Lodi, home to some of the state’s oldest vines and the place for great Zin. Packed with intense red berry, zesty spice and toasty oak. Intense ruby-purple, with a complex nose of ripe red berry, white and black pepper, and spicy tobacco. Beautifully textured (so smooth) with luscious cherry and cranberry fruit. Order Now laithwaiteswine.comTop Rated Zinfandel Wines

William Knuttel Sonoma County Zinfandel 2007

Bill Knuttel represents all that’s great about small-batch, handcrafted California wine. For decades, he was the genius behind the sought-after wines at California’s top boutiques (including Saintsbury and Chalk Hill). Now, his name’s on the label and he’s even more quality-obsessed. Like the fencer on the bottle, this barrel-aged Zin shows finesse in the glass — and you enjoy California’s signature spicy red in classic Bill Knuttel style: well-balanced and ripe fruit-packed. Order Now laithwaiteswine.com

Enough to make a Zinfandel ‘Blush.’- Petticoat White Zinfandel 2010

White Zin (or Zinfandel Blush) is a California specialty and just about the most joyful, gluggable wine around — no wonder so many of you have been asking for one! So, here you go — and this lively wine is no ordinary white Zin. It’s a fresh 2010 from Delicato, a three-time U.S. Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine & Spirits Competition. These Zin experts have had fun with the label (an original print by renowned pin-up artist Enoch Bolles), but remain as serious as ever about quality. Petticoat is all about pure enjoyment and bursts with fresh strawberry, raspberry and red currant. Serve chilled as a delightful apéritif. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Order Now laithwaiteswine.com

The ‘Original’ Zin-Black Saint Peter Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

This silky, full-flavored Zinfandel is made by experienced Lodi winemaker Joseph Smith using fruit from some of the region’s oldest vineyard sites. The grape first appeared on the East Coast in the 1820s, making its way to California during the Gold Rush. The original vines were referred to as ‘Black Saint Peters,’ and they are still considered California’s own home-grown contribution to the world of wine. With Zinfandel, California sets the standard and Lodi, in the north of the central valley, is its spiritual home. For his 2009, Joseph (who has worked with multi-medal Zin producers the Gnekow family and with Monterey’s acclaimed Hahn estate) uses fruit from 50-year-old vines. Look for sumptuous flavors of dark cherry and boysenberry, with hints of spice and even leather. Joseph recommends spicy pasta dishes (think Fra Diavolo) or a hearty beef stew. Order Now laithwaiteswine.com

Blockbuster California Red-Triumvirate Ancient Vines 2009

The name says it all here: a hugely delicious triple combination of Zinfandel (75%), Petite Sirah (17.5%) and Carignan (7.5%). Winemaker Matt Cline harvested fruit from the gnarled, 100-year-old bush vines of the Central Coast’s Contra Costa region. Thanks to a particularly ripe 2009, he was able to coax a huge amount of intense flavor from the grapes. At a whopping 16.5% alcohol, this is a wine brimming with an inviting, silky texture and loads of juicy fruit. Matt’s won serious industry acclaim with top write ups in Wine & Spirits magazine and trophies at The San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine Competition. Earn your own rave reviews with guests by serving them a glass of Triumvirate with spicy barbecued ribs or a thick, juicy steak. Deep ruby with an inviting black fruit and spice aroma. Expect ripe blackberry and plum flavors with hints of white pepper, clove and a touch of vanilla. Order Now laithwaiteswine.com

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