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Magazine Archives: Dec. 15, 2004

Zinfandel's Hard-Earned Success

California vintners deliver zesty flavors from this finicky grape in 2002
Daniel Sogg
Issue: December 15, 2004


Zinfandel lovers need to have some gambler's bravado, given the wide swings in quality that are all too common with California's quintessential variety. Fortunately, in the very good 2002 vintage (86 points on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale), the odds for finding flavorful, high quality wines are good.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2004.


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