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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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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.
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.