6 Knockout California Zinfandels

New reviews of reds 90 points or higher from Sonoma and beyond
6 Knockout California Zinfandels
De Loach specializes in Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. (Alex Rubin)
Feb 25, 2019

Today's selection of new releases shows California Zinfandel at its best, with all six wines scoring 90 points or higher and costing $36 or less. This includes bottlings from 2015 and 2016, both outstanding vintages, as well as 2017, which shows early promise. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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