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9 Fruit-Forward California Zinfandels

New reviews of reds from Sonoma, Napa and more for under $35
Kent Hanson
Heitz in Napa Valley has long been a leader for high-quality California wine.
Aaron Romano
Posted: October 30, 2017


Introduced to California during the Gold Rush, Zinfandel has found success in the Golden State like nowhere else. With more than 47,000 acres planted, it's the third-leading variety in the state. The grape's fruit-forward appeal is on full display in this week's selection, which includes a few bottlings from historic vineyards.

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