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1. A variety of red grape grown extensively in California.
2. A dry red wine made from this grape.

[Origin unknown.]


(Brewing) a Californian wine grape originally transplanted from Europe and producing a quick-maturing fruity red wine
[C19: of unknown origin]


(ˈzɪn fənˌdɛl)

1. a black vinifera grape, grown in California.
2. a dry red wine made from this grape.
[1895–1900; orig. uncertain]
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Noun1.Zinfandel - small black grape grown chiefly in California; transplanted from Europe
zinfandel - dry fruity red wine from California
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
2.zinfandel - dry fruity red wine from Californiazinfandel - dry fruity red wine from California
red wine - wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
Zinfandel - small black grape grown chiefly in California; transplanted from Europe


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Lodi is to zinfandel as Napa is to cabernet, and this one is really special; big and bold with fruit jumping out of the glass; a little bigger than many Lodi zinfandels.
Its taste profile lies between very sweet White Zinfandels and very dry Roses.
At a late August panel discussion, the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, a wine industry trade group, pondered these very questions regarding their zinfandels.
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We are excited that these three gold medals acknowledge our direction and the quality of our award-winning zinfandels.
This is wine from a winery chat deserves a more attention than it has gotten; it is potentially one of the finest zinfandels on the market.
In the United States, during the 1970s, rose or pink wines became especially fashionable, first, with the popularity of two Portuguese roses, Mateus and Lancer's; and then with the birth of white Zinfandels in 1975.
Winery or vendor: Assorted zinfandels from Collier Falls, D-Cubed, Gary Farrell, Turley, Rosenblum, Greenwood Ridge and Unalii.
As a descriptor, advocates only scratches the surface; these were enthusiasts who could comparatively taste two Zinfandels, eat little cubes of orange cheese, and talk on a cell phone at the same time.
Its taste profile fills the marketplace void that lies between very sweet White Zinfandels and very dry Roses.
Seghesio's appointment marks the latest chapter in the winery's rich history, rooted in family tradition and distinguished by a legacy of producing award-winning Zinfandels and Italian varietals, including the Home Ranch Zinfandel produced from a 120-year-old vineyard and the Chianti Station, a field blend of century-old Sangiovese vines.
And with 24 Zinfandels in their portfolio from eight counties (from Sonoma to San Luis Obispo, Contra Costa to Amador), Turley and Passalacqua have ample means to compare.