11 Bold California Zinfandels

New reviews of reds from Sonoma, the Bay Area, Sierra Foothills and more
11 Bold California Zinfandels
Morgan Twain-Peterson, with his beloved great pyrenees, makes stellar Zinfandels from vineyards across California. (Thomas Sanders)
Mar 13, 2017
Scores and tasting notes of California Zinfandels from the Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill in Sonoma, Amador County in the Bay Area, Napa Valley and Contra Costa in the Sierra Foothills reviewed by Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish.

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