Zinfandel grapes make a wonderful wine that offers so many things people want from a red wine – soft tannins, rich mouthfeel, ripe, dark fruit, and spice. This varietal is just waiting to be discovered as a great , beyond barbecue. Now often called "America's Grape," Zinfandel originated in Croatia in Eastern Europe and migrated to the U.S. as a horticultural specimen in the early 19th century. By the middle of the 19th century, Zinfandel had made it all the way to California and was prospering throughout Sonoma County.
Zinfandel vines are naturally vigorous, needing careful pruning, canopy management, and irrigation to balance the health and fruitfulness of the vineyard. Zinfandel wines can range from refined and elegant to hearty and robust, and are characterized by flavors of black or red fruits and spicy notes of pepper and ginger.
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