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More Top Rated Zinfandel

Zinfandel grapes

This grape of Croatian origin, now indigenous to California, is the most widely planted grape in the state. Zinfandel wine is considered to be the emblem of great Californian wine. The wine is boldly fruit-forward, with a raspberry, jam-like aroma, consistent with Zinfandel from cooler regions of the state — as compared to Zinfandel of the warmer regions, which produce a wine flavored with notes of anise, blackberry and pepper. These are the best previously featured Zinfandels we've recently tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Dutton-Goldfield
2005 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel
Russian River Valley, CA
15.5/20
$40

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Frank Family Vineyards
2003 Napa Valley Zinfandel
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20

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Dutton-Goldfield
2004 Zinfandel

Russian River Valley, CA
15/20
$35

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Haywood Estate
1997 Morning Sun Zinfandel
Sonoma Valley, CA
15/20

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Saucelito Canyon

2001 Zinfandel Reserve
Arroyo Grande, CA
15/20

$28

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Spelletich Cellars
2002 Tim & Edie's Zinfandel
Shenandoah Valley, CA
15/20

$25

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Brassfield
2001 Zinfandel
Clear Lake, CA
14.5/20

$18

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XYZin
2003 Zinfandel
Contra Costa County, CA
14.5/20

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Acorn
2000 Alegría Vineyards Heritage Vines Zinfandel
Russian River Valley, CA
14/20
$28

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Dashe Cellars
1997 Late Harvest Zinfandel
Russian River Valley, CA

14/20

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Haywood Estate
1997 Rocky Terrace Zinfandel
Sonoma Valley, CA
14/20

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Nalle
1998 Nalle Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
14/20

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Claudia Springs Winery
1999 Rhodes Zinfandel
Redwood Valley, CA
13.5/20

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La Crema
1998
Sonoma County, CA
13.5/20

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Napa Cellars
2002 Zinfandel
Napa Valley, CA
13.5/20

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Z52
2002 Agnes' Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel
Lodi, CA
13.5/20

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Moss Creek Winery
1997 Napa Valley Zinfandel
Napa Valley, CA
13/20

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Pezzi King Vineyards
1998 Old Vines Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley, CA
13/20

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