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Zin·fan·del

 (zĭn′fən-dĕl′)
n.
1. A variety of red grape grown extensively in California.
2. A dry red wine made from this grape.

[Origin unknown.]
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Zinfandel

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

(ˈzɪn fənˌdɛl)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations

Zinfandel

nZinfandel m, kalifornischer trockener Rotwein
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Rombauer's Chardonnays, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignons, Zinfandels and Sauvignon Blanc are widely recognized as standard bearers for excellence.
We asked members of our panel to taste and evaluate ZINFANDELS. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine's retail price (which can vary from store to store and market to market).
For the best balance, Turley looks to old vines: "They can carry higher sugar and still retain acidity." 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.
owners Matt and Erin Cline currently offer five varietal Zinfandels.
For this issue, we invited members of the Cheers National Wine Panel to recommend some zinfandels they've recently tasted.
With regular grass, the chemistry is different." Serve white zinfandels, roses, chardonnays, and rieslings in a 12- to 18-ounce glass with a long stem, Lawrence advises.
For a taste of something in between, some of the best value Zinfandels come from the cult-status Ravenswood winery in Sonoma, California.
So if you like full-bodied reds and this has led to one or other of the Zinfandels of California and the Primitivos of southern Italy, you know there is a similar relation to try.
For this issue, we asked members of the Beverage Dynamics National Retailer Wine Panel to recommend some of their favorite zinfandels. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine's retail price (which varies from store to store and market to market).
The restaurant carries seven different grape varietals from four producers, including a handful of zinfandels, a cabernet sauvignon and a viognier, which are priced from $40 to $57 a bottle.
Good-value Zinfandels, ready for spicy Mexican food or slow-braised pork stew.