9 California Zinfandels for $25 or Less

New reviews of zesty Zins from around the Golden State offering plenty of flavor and value

9 California Zinfandels for $25 or Less
Pagani Ranch vineyards are a prime source for old-vine Zinfandel in Sonoma Valley. (Courtesy of Bedrock Wine Co.)
Dec 2, 2019

Zinfandel isn’t native to California. Its origins were a mystery until 2001, when DNA testing traced it to Croatia and the ancient, obscure Tribidrag grape. Learning the history was gratifying for Zin lovers, and despite its Old World roots, the grape is still celebrated as a California original.

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