California Zinfandel

It is now believed that the origins of Zinfandel, the most associated grape to California, has its roots in Croatia and with the Italian Primotivo. In California we find the grape has evolved over the past century into a wine that is full-bodied and robust with loads of fruit similar to many of the early Italian winemaking immigrants might have experienced in Europe. Today these ancient vines are prized for such low yields and concentrated juice.


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California Zinfandel

It is now believed that the origins of Zinfandel, the most associated grape to California, has its roots in Croatia and with the Italian Primotivo…

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