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June 30, 2009 Issue  :  Alphabetical Listing

California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing

Posted: June 30, 2009  

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

2007 California Zinfandel

10 noteworthy wines from the best and most consistent Zinfandel vintage since 1994

Posted: June 29, 2009  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Zinfandel and Barbecue for Memorial Day

A rib recipe from New York's Blue Smoke restaurant, plus nine great Zinfandels to pour alongside

Posted: May 15, 2009  By Laurie Woolever

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Chardonnay and Zinfandel

17 wines show that these grapes can still offer good value in the Golden State

Posted: March 30, 2009  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Burly Italian Red for Chili

Maretima Primitivo Puglia IGT 2006

Posted: March 30, 2009  By Thomas Matthews

Video  :  Video Index

Racing Cars to Making Wine at Adobe Road

Kevin Buckler is fast. As an owner of The Racer's Group, he's been the Porsche World Cup Champion. As an owner of Adobe Road, Kevin hit the trifecta--90+pts with his '05 Cab, Zin and Syrah--in his 6th vintage. Here, Kevin talks car racing and Syrah.

Posted: March 24, 2009  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

How's This for a Bonus?

Posted: February 24, 2009  By James Laube

We had a killer bonus round this past week in our Napa office tasting room. The bonus round is our editors' version of show-and-tell. Once we’re done with our respective blind tastings, we like to gather around the table, talk about the wines we tried, what we liked and what troubled us, why certain wines have that "wow" factor and others come up short.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

11 exciting new California Zinfandels in a range of styles

Posted: February 23, 2009  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Columns

California's Zinfandel Trifecta?

The 2007 vintage is looking even better than the previous two, based on samples poured at the annual ZAP tasting

Posted: February 6, 2009  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Ripe Zinfandel Blend from Sonoma

Ridge Geyserville California 2005

Posted: January 13, 2009  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

These 11 exceptional 2006 Zinfandels show that the Golden State's Zins are worth laying down for a spell

Posted: January 12, 2009  By Tim Fish

Video  :  Video Index

Top 10 Wines of 2008: #10

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube introduces wine #10 for 2008 and describes the X-factor that made it stand out.

Posted: November 5, 2008  

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

10 excellent reds from new and familiar faces alike who continue to impress with the potentially outstanding 2006 vintage

Posted: November 3, 2008  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: California Zinfandel

A dozen excellent new wines from one of California's best value grapes

Posted: September 29, 2008  By Tim Fish

Video  :  Video Index

Martini's Monte Rosso: Gnarly Zin Tour and Tasting

Buckle your seatbelts for a dusty drive around the Monte Rosso Vineyard with Mike Martini and Wine Spectator's Tim Fish. This is the vineyard where Martini grows grapes for his Gnarly Vine Zinfandel, which he and Tim taste after the tour.

Posted: July 31, 2008  

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Caveat Emptor and Other Wine Service Faux Pas

Posted: July 21, 2008  By Bruce Sanderson

In light of our recent restaurant survey , I’d like to share a few of my recent wine service experiences. I was in Buffalo and Ontario earlier this month and dined at two upscale restaurants. On both occasions there were fundamental flaws in the wine service.

Video  :  Video Index

Zin-Licious: Tasting Biale Old Vine Zin

What should you look for in wines made from America's own grape? And what are the different styles of Zinfanel? Join Wine Spectator's Tim Fish and Al Perry, winemaker at Robert Biale, as they taste an old vine Zin from Monte Rosso vineyard in Sonoma.

Posted: June 30, 2008  

June 30, 2008 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

California Zinfandel Strikes a Balance

2006 delivers fruity and elegant reds ready to drink now

Posted: June 30, 2008  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Dry Creek Valley's Wines Should Be Better

Posted: June 10, 2008  By James Laube

Most wine regions are defined by either a grape or a style. Last week, as I rode my bike through picturesque Dry Creek Valley, my thoughts turned to what I consider this Northern Sonoma appellation’s dilemma.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: Turley Zinfandels

The 2006 lineup of Turley Zins backs away from the winery's old powerhouse style

Posted: May 30, 2008  By Tim Fish

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