15 California Zinfandels

New reviews of rich and fleshy reds from Napa, Sonoma and beyond
Apr 18, 2011
California Zinfandel is having a good run, with a series of excellent vintages stretching back to 2005. The first of the promising 2009s are coming into the market, but right now it’s time for the 2008s to shine.

Member-Only Content

Premium Subscription

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 400,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

Start Free 30-day Trial

Already a member? Sign In

Try Winespectator.com Free for 30 Days!

Full access to our database of more than 400,000 wine ratings

Early access to reviews on our editors' favorite just-rated wines

Wine and food pairing tool,
chefs' pairing recommendations

Best value wines and winery intel

Subscribe today

You Might Also Like

The Evolution of Dominus

The Evolution of Dominus

How vintner Christian Moueix molded a benchmark Napa estate, shown through a vertical …

Nov 30, 2022
10 Winning Washington Reds at 90+ Points

10 Winning Washington Reds at 90+ Points

New reviews of Syrah, Merlot, Grenache and blends from the Evergreen State, up to 91 points …

Nov 28, 2022
12 Outstanding Wines for the Thanksgiving Table

12 Outstanding Wines for the Thanksgiving Table

Plan your holiday pairings with these new reviews of wines from California, France, Italy …

Nov 21, 2022
New Zealand’s New Normal

New Zealand’s New Normal

The country’s wineries move forward after a series of challenges

Nov 15, 2022
2022 Beaujolais Nouveau: A Banner Vintage

2022 Beaujolais Nouveau: A Banner Vintage

Gamay volumes are down for the second year in a row, but quality shines. Wine Spectator …

Nov 17, 2022
12 Shining Cru Beaujolais Up to 92 Points

12 Shining Cru Beaujolais Up to 92 Points

Don't miss out on these new reviews of Gamays from Moulin-à-Vent, Morgon, Juliénas, Fleurie …

Nov 17, 2022